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...

Strawberries bring hope to women in Azerbaijan

To mark world food day this week, Emil Baghirov, a blogger from Azerbaijan, travelled to the Tartar region in the centre of the country to find out how strawberry farming is changing rural women's...

Pic of the week: Hot Chip and Dolly Parton at Oxjam!

Here's Hot Chip's Alexis proudly displaying his new Dolly Parton record. Alexis bought it from our Oxfam Dalston shop and played it as part of Hot Chip's set to launch...

Comment of the week: "Hand on heart, donations make a massive difference"

Comment of the week comes from Abbie, a mum from Newport, South Wales. She replied to our nationwide search to find someone to come and see our work in action, and we sent her to Malawi to see for...

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