For two years I was a dad... then a man started firing

For two years I was a dad. Then a man pulled out an illegal gun and started firing. ...

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

Two days left to make a strong treaty

by Lisa Rutherford, UK Campaigns Manager, Oxfam GB in New York City ...

Harry Potter star to see food crisis firsthand with Oxfam

This week Oxfam is taking English actress, screen writer and director Bonnie Wright out to Senegal to meet victims of the current food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.  ...

Yemen: Back home – but nowhere to stay

For the past year, large parts of the southern province of Abyan have been virtual no-go zones, controlled by militant groups.  More than 200,000 people fled their homes, seeking refuge...

Dadaab: One year after the famine

The last time I came to Dadaab was in July 2011. Famine had just been declared in Somalia and refugees were pouring into the camp at a rate of 1,500 people per day. People had walked for upwards...

A radical approach to women's rights

Radical Muslim clerics might be the least likely people to speak out against the injustices facing women in the Arab world. Yet in the patriarchal society of Jordan, religious leaders are challenging...

Federer's win means £100k for Oxfam

What a showdown! Oxfam was torn throughout this year's Wimbledon final - we wanted a win for Britain, but we also had a sizeable vested interest in Federer taking home the trophy. ...

25,000 jerry cans benefit Somali families

"I've been fetching water from a nearby shallow well, by using leaky plastic packets," Medina, a displaced mother of two, explained. "I used to lose more than half of the...

Pregnancy and childbirth: It's a woman's right to choose

It's good to have a choice. Whether it's between tea or coffee, chocolate or fruit and condoms or the Pill. In fact when it comes to planning a family it's not just good that we...

Water brings new hope as Wajir tries to recover from drought

One year since the launch of Oxfam's appeal for the food crisis in East Africa, Polycarp Otieno returns to Wajir in north eastern Kenya, to see how Oxfam's response is helping communities...

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