Build a bog on World Toilet Day

What better to do on World Toilet Day than help Oxfam build a bog? You can donate a loo through our online shop. It can bring dignity to families in refugee camps, encourage children to go...

Pic of the week: Business with bees

Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam Wubalem and her husband Tsega, harvesting honey from a hive in Mecha village, Ethiopia. Wubalem lives in rural Ethiopia, one of the seven poorest...

£5m in 25 years: congratulations Oxfam St Giles!

Huge congratulations to the Oxfam bookshop in St Giles, Oxford - on Saturday they turned 25. Not only that, though - they've also raised more than £5m for Oxfam! It's a testament to...

Happy Diwali! Enjoy some Diwali recipes from Oxfam

Happy Diwali! The Oxfam GROW Method ("five ways to feed your family and ensure everyone around the world has enough to eat, always") has found some delicious and sustainable...

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Vote for Oxfam's website to win an award!

Good news! All the hard work we put in to building our new website earlier this year has been recognised: we've been nominated for a number of awards. We need your help with one in particular:...

Would you like an Oxfam gift for Christmas?

I spotted this discussion last week on parenting website Netmums: "How would you feel about receiving an Oxfam gift for Christmas?" "My parents have everything they want really...

Pic of the week: UN air drop

A UN plane drops sacks of food aid for refugees in Maban, South Sudan. During the rainy season many roads are cut off and air drops are an expensive, last...

What Obama's re-election means for the countries Oxfam works in

So Obama is back for another four years. Here's what the world had to say about his re-election, and the effects on some of the countries Oxfam works in: ...

5 books tenuously linked to bonfire night

It's a slow news week on the Oxfam blog. So here are five books that may or may not have something to do with bonfire night, to keep the explosive fun going now that the big day has passed. ...

Comment of the week: "I can easily do it"

"This trailwalker thing, do you have to have a team, I can easily do it." That's today's comment of the week in full. Shaune...

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