Lebanon: Syrian refugee Mohammed tends his small garden.

Lebanon: green fingers and a little magic

Oxfam is helping Syrian refugees arriving in Lebanon looking for safe shelter. Amy Christian meets one family among thousands, trying to prepare as best they can for the approaching winter. ...

Stop the sugar rush

Behind the Brands presents...

First, a confession: I've got a very sweet tooth. I'll never say no to a can of Sprite or 7UP, and I love a mug of Ovaltine of an evening. Which is why, just like the family in this...

IdeasTap Exposure Photo Competition

The Exposure competition offers three female members of the arts charity IdeasTap the opportunity to undertake a commission for Oxfam on a mission abroad, as well as mentoring from Magnum photographers...

The impact of austerity – and the alternatives

If you've seen the news in the last few days, you'll have no doubt come across the headlines that say the UK "has turned a corner", and that we are on the road to economic recovery....

If only it was that easy, Jamie

One thing you'll notice if you watch Jamie's 30 Minute Meals is that they actually take more than 30 minutes from scratch to being 'plated up'. Before the clock starts, packages have...

Highlights from a week with the UK Poverty team

Jossie Katayama recently spent a week in Oxfam House, getting work experience with our UK Poverty team. Once she had completed her week in the office, she decided to write about her time here and...

Gastroenteritis and me #perouskenya

This is my last post from Kenya. Four days ago I was diagnosed with a severe case of Gastroenteritis. I spent that morning being examined by doctors and having every blood test under the sun to determine...

Joe Wright on A Season in the Congo

Until 24 August, the Young Vic is showing a production of Aimé Cesaire's A Season in the Congo to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  On...

Rivers filled with waste and poison #perouskenya

In Mukuru, bags of human poo are called 'flying toilets' because people tend to use them at home and, once it's dark, they go outside and throw them as far as they can. At first I found...

Kingston, Eric and recycled plastic #perouskenya

Today we visited a different part of Mukuru, an area called Kingston. We went to meet Eric, a youth group leader and operations manager of an Oxfam-funded recycling plant.  I was struck by Eric's...

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