Happy Hallowe'en: Here's a pumpkin and aubergine curry

Happy Hallowe'en Oxfam supporters! Why not mark All Hallows' Eve with a hearty pumpkin curry? This pumpkin and aubergine recipe was concocted by writer, presenter, actress and Oxfam...

Win an iPad 3 with Oxfam

I don't often get to offer our blog readers a free iPad. But today we're giving away three! To celebrate the launch of the digital version of Inside Oxfam - our regular magazine for...

Singing and soap unites communities on Global Handwashing day

For many people around the world, Global Handwashing Day barely registers and certainly isn't scribed into the calendar like Christmas, Independence Day or Eid al-Adha. But for millions of others...

Safe water for thousands from DRC

Rwanda is famous as the country of a thousand hills, but arriving in Kigeme I wasn't quite prepared for what that meant for a refugee camp hosting more than 14,000 people. To say the camp...

Oxfam reaction to EU proposals for Doha climate talks: “The EU cannot arrive at the Doha climate talks empty-handed.”

Late last night Europe's Environment Ministers set out the EU's expectations for the UN climate negotiations in Doha later this year, but had little to say on how the EU will meet its commitment...

Pic of the week: Soap and singing

For millions of people Global Handwashing Day is a chance to dance, sing and party, often in the face of adversity - bringing life and energy to the simple but important message that...

Reaction to International Development Committee report on aid to Afghanistan:

"The UK government is showing admirable international leadership through sustaining its level of aid to Afghanistan, one of the world's poorest countries. Because of international aid a...

Yemen: A community's killing well

"We want water! need water! Water! Nothing else!" This was the urgent plea from the community in Al-Basaabias (sometimes known as Al-Madba), Yemen. I'd arrived to carry...

Put an end to risky malaria scheme, warns Oxfam

Affordable Medicines Facility for malaria is a dangerous distraction from effective public health measures. A scheme designed as a "silver bullet" to fight malaria could actually...

Five charity fundraising events you shouldn't try at home

What's the strangest thing you've done for charity? Here are just five fundraising activities for brave, dedicated or just plain peculiar supporters. We highly recommend not trying these...

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