Shwop 'til you drop with M&S and Oxfam

If you're anything like most people, your wardrobe is probably full of hidden gems - clothes you don't want, clothes that don't fit, clothes you've simply gone off... But there's...

Oxfam's new website is here

It's here! Months of hard work came to a head yesterday when we switched over to our new and improved website. This is not only a new look, it represents a significant shift in our main...

Satish Kumar supports Oxfam's GROW campaign

A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been helping to set the global agenda for change for over 50 years.  Satish is now supporting Oxfam to achieve our...

Women filtering honey at the Agunta Primary Cooperative at Dangla. Credit: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Forget the Apprentice: women using business as a force for change

Gender & Development editor Caroline Sweetman on the inspirational stories of social enterprise supporting women's empowerment in the business and enterprise issue of the journal. ...

Congo: Trying to build security where fear prevails

Eastern Congo is supposed to be at peace. But life for civilians in Mweso health zone, Masisi territory, North Kivu, is anything but peaceful. Although a peace agreement was signed three years...

Exodus from Syria

Since the conflict erupted in Syria, tens of thousands of refugees have fled over the borders to neighbouring countries. According to the UN, there are more than 16,000 refugees in Lebanon, while...

Amir Khan and Oxfam help build schools in Pakistan

Thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of boxer Amir Khan, five schools have now been built in flood affected areas in Pakistan. Amir visited Sindh, Pakistan, in 2010 after the country was hit...

Providing safe water and fighting cholera in the Congo

Today marks International World Water Day, a way of focusing global attention on the importance of water and the need for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. It's estimated that...

Getting water to thousands of refugees in Upper Nile

Nearly 34,000 refugees from the conflict in Sudan's Blue Nile region have arrived in Jamam - a village in the remote Upper Nile state of South Sudan - since the start of 2012. Oxfam's team...

The importance of water

Over the next week people around the world will be walking for water. Here's why I think it matters. ...

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