WOW! What a day...

Little did I know when I woke up on Saturday morning that I would be so moved and inspired by the Big IF London. I knew it was going to be a good day, but it was spectacular beyond what I had imagined. ...

Syria crisis: Reema's last day at home

Amongst Reema's poems and drawings there is something unexpected.  It is something she decided she wanted to write about. It's titled, 'My last day at home'. ...

Love Syria and win tickets to Glastonbury

It's the hottest ticket of the summer, and as usual Glastonbury sold out ridiculously quickly this year. But there's one last chance for you to win a pair of tickets to the UK's biggest...

Syria Crisis: We are not alone

"So mummy are we beggars now?" is a question Sahra's daughters asked her. It's virtually the first thing she tells us when we visit her and other women refugees in Shabreeha, South...

There is hunger right on our doorstep

Though the UK is the seventh richest country in the world, half a million households right here on our doorstep need emergency food aid. ...

A small green book: Reema's poetry

In my hands I hold a small green book. It feels very precious. I've been to see Reema ('The girl whose face you'll never see') and she's let me borrow her book of poems...

This Week at Oxfam, 20-24 May

What have you been doing over the past week?  We've been preparing for one of our biggest fundraising events of the year, collecting stories from Syria and meeting our new shop managers...

Have you ever shared your bathroom with 50 people?

A few days ago, a colleague sent over a link to a blog post written by Farah, our engineer working in Za'atari camp, Jordan. The camp is now 'home' to 120,000 Syrian refugees....

This Week at Oxfam, 13-17 May

Firstly, apologies for leaving you without a This Week at Oxfam update last Friday.  Don't worry, it's back. It won't leave you again. At least, not for a while.  ...

MDG spending infographic

Are governments meeting their MDG spending targets?

Government Spending Watch, a site that collates MDG spending, launches today. Guppi Bola and Rachel Bladon explain how this powerful tool will be critical in holding governments to account....

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