Gaza on the brink of major health crisis. Credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Gaza's blockade, a personal story

Richard Stanforth is Oxfam GB's Regional Policy Adviser in the Middle East. Here, he shares his personal experience of what life has been like in Gaza under the blockade. ...

Hand washing day organised by Oxfam and other INGOs at Zaatari camp in Jordan, October 2013. Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Getting water to Zaatari during drought season

Could you cope with just 35 litres of water, the equivalent of one 5 minute shower, a day? On World Humanitarian Day, Alaa Milbes shares the situation in Zaatari refugee camp as the summer heat...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives

On 12th September UK MPs have the chance to make a binding legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. Here Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, explains...

Gaza live blog

Weeks of ongoing violence and intensive air strikes have created a desperate humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Here we round up the latest news from Oxfam staff and our partners, as well as news organisations...

"A bomb flattened our brand new home"

A report released today, A Fairer Deal for Syrians, details how the $7.7 billion humanitarian appeals which have been made since the conflict in Syria began are less than half funded, while a continued...

Delivering safe water despite the danger

The bombing of the past six weeks has caused massive damage to Gaza's water supplies. Hundreds of thousands of people are still without running water, as wells and pipelines have been destroyed....

Gaza tech startup incubator devastated by shelling

When people think of Gaza, they rarely think of it as a hub of technological innovation. But for the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS)...

Six-year-olds in Gaza are living through their third war

Salama Shamali is just six years old. Arwa Mhanna, Oxfam Communications Officer in Gaza meets a boy who has already lived through three wars. ...

Oxfam In Gaza: Dr Ihab and the mobile clinic

Awra Mhanna, Communications Officer in Gaza, visits a mobile clinic bringing healthcare to families who have lost everything. ...

Oxfam in Yemen: the volunteers that are saving lives

In Yemen, some 10 million people,almost half the population, do not have enough food to eat. Ola Fattah, Oxfam's information and communication Officer shares the story of Adam Jamal, a young...

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