Veeru Kohli. Credit: Sara Faruqi/Dawn.com

Veeru Kohli – the ultimate outsider

When Veeru Kohli stood as independent candidate in Hyderabad's provincial elections on 11  May 2013 she made history. Jacky Repila explains how Oxfam's Raising Her Voice programme...

Design a Bog Day

We need designers, manufacturers and inventors to create the emergency sanitation kit of the future. Join us on 13 September 2013 and design latrines and taps which could save lives in disaster situations...

Glastonbury: A week of pure fun

Glastonbury 2013 was incredible. The music, the food, the drink, the dancing, the random street performers in the Circus fields, giant Twister, heaven and hell in Shangri-la... the list goes on and...

An Oxfam aid helicopter touches down in Banda Aceh, 2005.

A Very British Appeal

Recommended viewing this week is a fascinating documentary on the work of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which has just turned 50. This is an extraordinary organisation that brings together...

GROW campaign banners at Glastonbury 2011

Long may the rebellion continue – Phil Bloomer's farewell to Oxfam

Today, we say goodbye to Phil Bloomer who, after 18 years at Oxfam and eight years as Campaigns and Policy Director, is leaving to take on the role of Executive Director at the Business and Human...

Exploring the Oxfam archive

Last week, Amy Christian wrote a blog post about some images we had found in the Oxfam archive.  They were pictures from the 1950s and 1960s, mainly of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan....

Taking digital to the next level in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is undergoing something of a digital revolution.  Just driving in from Dhaka airport, I was immediately bombarded with posters and signs advertising the latest mobile phones and new...

Are you going to a festival? Show your love for Syria!

I'm off to Glastonbury today and before I go, I wanted to make sure fellow festival-goers have heard about Oxfam's Love Syria campaign.  Over the summer, Oxfam campaigners will be getting...

Stories from the Oxfam archive: Lebanon in 1950s and 1960s

A few weeks ago we came across a box of photos in our archive labelled 'Middle East'. In it were hundreds of photos from Lebanon, Jordan and Syria showing the work Oxfam had been doing there...

UK's top musicians 'share for Syria' by releasing their favourite playlists

Starting today, we're pleased to announce that some of the UK's top bands will be sharing some of their favourite tunes from their record collections on our blog. ...

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