The Oxfam Nairobi swimming pool dilemma – cast your vote...

Nairobi is a major NGO hub, currently the epicentre of the drought relief effort, and Oxfam's regional office realized some years ago that we could save a pile of money if we ran our own guesthouse,...

Video: Mangroves – the new fun run

Tree planting projects used to get a lot of press before fun runs took over. Running - to save the Pasig River or to raise cash for charity - is still great but we also need to put reforestation...

Neither doctors nor the sick understand patient rights in Russia

Free healthcare is a right for all in Russia, thanks to obligatory insurance. Yet healthcare providers often seek additional payments from patients - both formal and informal. The poor often cannot...

Left behind by the G20: It's time to tackle inequality

Are poor people being left behind by the G20? Ian Sullivan takes a look at a new Oxfam report tackling this issue. ...

Why did help arrive so late? Evidence vs incentives in the East Africa drought

Oxfam and Save the Children have a new paper out today that worries away at the baffling fact that lots of organizations knew disaster was looming in the Horn of Africa (and said so), but the system...

Haiti on my mind: A daughter of the diaspora looks back

A friend once asked me what makes Haiti so different from other Caribbean countries. My response was "the struggle." ...

Haiti: Two years after the quake, some change but the pace is slow

Caroline Gluck retraces her steps and finds that the challenges many people in Haiti faced in the wake of the 2010 earthquake continue to persist - as does their hope for change. ...

Smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

From 'pay as you go' to 'share and grow' — can mobile phones help small farmers?

Small farmers produce 80% of the food consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but struggle to feed themselves. Can mobile phone technology help? ...

Aid worker diaries: Yemeni families close to breaking point

In Yemen, the focus on the political situation continues. But as food and fuel prices escalate, ordinary Yemenis are struggling to cope. Kelly Gilbride, Oxfam's policy advisor in Yemen, spoke...

Getting back to work in northern Yemen

In Northern Yemen, tens of thousands of people remain displaced since fighting erupted between tribal groups in 2009. Amel Alariqi, Oxfam's Communications officer in Yemen, reports on how Oxfam...

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