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...

Pic of the week

Pic of the week

Children cross a makeshift bridge over open sewage in Doe community, Monrovia, Liberia. Here Oxfam is building communal latrines and tap stands and training on how to look after...

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...

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