Interview with a Syrian refugee

Samira. Photo: Luca Sola Samira is a Syrian refugee. She arrived three days ago. She's living in a self-made shelter with just one room, which she shares with 12 other people. ...

A refuge from Syria conflict still brings misery for thousands in Lebanon

Take a look at the hands of married women who've fled Syria to take refuge in neighbouring Lebanon and you'll notice that almost all aren't wearing any jewellery. Many families fled the...

Enough food for everyone IF

Introducing... Enough food for everyone IF

Meet IF. It might be one little word, but we're hoping it's going to make 2013 the beginning of the end of the global hunger crisis. Right now, 1 in every 8 people live...

Happy to see a heater: at Al Jaleel camp, Syria

Hanin Handan, her husband Rasmi, and their son. Currently they live just outside Al Jaleel camp in the wider Palestinian neighbourhood. After their home was burned down during the fighting they fled...

Inspiration from yesteryear: old Oxfam ads

Regular blogger Al sent round a link this week to an interesting Pinterest board set up by Mark Phillips. Mark's compiled a collection of old charity ads. It's well worth a look -...

Three earthquake commemorations, three steps in reconstruction

Agathe Nougaret has been living and working in Haiti since December 2010. She reflects on her experiences before and since she joined Oxfam as an Urban Coordinator in August 2012. ...

Five things you should know about being the "Event Operations Intern"

If there is any surface that isn't green yet, you haven't finished.  The operations team is responsible for the materials used at all the running events. It's our job to...

Snowbound in Georgia

"At night you can hear the jackals howling, and sometimes the bears attack my cattle," says 53 year old Otar as he sits smoking in his armchair.  Here in the remote mountainous...

Happy new year, and thanks for 2012!

This year you and thousands of other Oxfam supporters gave many people the chance of a better future. They wish you a bright new year. Here's to changing even more lives in 2013. Watch...

100 years of independence in Albania

This year marks 100 years of independence in Albania. Over the past 20 years, Oxfam has supported farmers to form cooperatives and become sustainable. We have transformed our programme in Albania...

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