On World Food Day, a cash lifeline

Aisha tells me she's 100 years old and things have never been so bad. Deep lines etch her weathered face and I can only imagine the harsh life she must have led. I find her sitting on...

'The Power of We' in Azerbaijan: An impossible dream

In rural Azerbaijan, many women shoulder the burden of caring for their families and earning a living while their husbands migrate to Russia to find work. For 'Blog Action Day', Azeri blogger...

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Help Oxfam with a handbag - Shwop!

From 11-17 October, shwop your old shoes and handbags in M&S and get £5 off women's new shoes, boots and bags*. Shwopping is a great way of giving your old handbags and...

Land campaigning building to a BOOM

It's been a fantastic first week of land campaigning with stunts, action and a social sonic boom. ...

Women and girls spend several hours a day collecting water often standing in baking heat. They then carry the heavy jerry cans home, either on their heads or tied to the end of poles.

Oxfam responds to The Human Security Report 2012

Ed Cairns Oxfam's Senior Policy Adviser on humanitarian advocacy research responds to The Human Security Report 2012 from Canada's Simon Fraser University. ...

Efforts to end global hunger are “flat-lining”, warns Oxfam, as UN figures show 870 million are still going short of food each day

Rising food prices and increased frequency of humanitarian crises may entrench hunger long term The international aid agency, Oxfam, has warned that efforts to bring an end...

New survey reveals Somalia’s food crisis remains critical and likely to worsen in coming months

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country...

Fake tombstones are placed along the East River by members of the Control Arms Coalition to coincide with a diplomatic conference on the future Arms Trade Treaty in New York.  They are calling on the over 190 countries present to agree a strong global agreement that will bring the arms trade under control. July 24, 2012.  Andrew Kelly

Fighting for an Arms Trade Treaty at the UN General Assembly

I'm in New York, helping co-ordinate our plans with Control Arms Coalition colleagues, on the eve of the UN General Assembly First Committee (which deals with disarmament). Two months have passed...

Hot Chip Vinyl Emporium to play Scottish gig for Oxfam

Glasgow 'Takeover' is part of the UK's biggest charity music festival, Oxjam Oxfam and Domino have announced today that Hot Chip will be taking over the Oxfam music shop in Byres...

Time to stop the global land rush...

GET OUT You've got two minutes to get your things and get out. Stop crying. There's nothing you can do. Say goodbye to your home. It's gone. Not what you would expect...

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