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Indiana Jones' hat and the Jedi's lightsabers are the most iconic accessories in films, Oxfam reveals

The felt fedora hat worn by Indiana Jones and the lightsabers brandished by Jedi warriors in Star Wars are the nation's favourite accessories in film history. They polled equal first in a survey...

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Humanitarian crisis in Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Up to 90 per cent of housing in Vanuatu's capital is reported to have been seriously damaged by Cyclone Pam, with still no information from the extremely vulnerable outer islands which are home...

NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Pam showing her eye in the South Pacific Ocean on March 11 at 22:50 UTC.

Cyclone Pam makes direct hit on Vanuatu

After a last minute change of course to the west Cyclone Pam made a direct hit on Vanuatu last night, tearing through the archipelago with winds of up to 250kmh. With more than 250,000 people...

NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Tropical Cyclone Pam showing her eye in the South Pacific Ocean on March 11 at 22:50 UTC.

Stories of devastation from Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam

Stories of complete devastation are beginning to come out of Vanuatu in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Pam. Oxfam staff on the ground in Port Vila have reported complete destruction...

Aid agencies give UN Security Council a 'fail grade' on Syria

Twenty one humanitarian and human rights organizations say warring parties and powerful states have failed to implement UN Security Council resolutions leading to "worst year"...

Oxfam response to Aid Bill passing House of Lords

In response to news that Peers have approved the Bill to guarantee 0.7% of the UK's national income to overseas aid, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy and Campaigns Nick Bryer said: ...

President Johnson Sirleaf and Oxfam call for $60m Liberia school upgrade

Opportunity to leave Liberia's children with a post-Ebola legacy Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and international agency Oxfam today called on donors...

Vital building in Gaza could take a century

At current rates it could take more than 100 years to complete essential building of homes, schools and health facilities in Gaza unless the Israeli blockade is lifted, Oxfam warned...

Somalia’s $1.3bn lifeline under threat

Banks in US, UK and Australia poised to break ties with Somali money transfer organisations that make remittances possible, NGOs warn. Somalia's  $1.3 billion...

Strength to survive appeal - Stronger with you

World facing more emergencies than ever before, Oxfam warns launching Strength to Survive appeal

Oxfam is launching a major public appeal entitled Strength to Survive, as it faces more emergencies in the world than ever before in its 70 year history. ...

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