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Ferdose, 40, fled Taiz in Yemen when her house was burnt in the war.

Oxfam chief calls Yemen 'Syria without the cameras'

Fact-finding mission reveals depths of suffering ...

Oxfam reaction to the Ethiopian government announcement on drought

In response to the Ethiopian government's announcement that 10.2 million people need humanitarian assistance (in addition to 7.9 million who are already set to receive aid) and the country requires...

Overstretched and underfunded refugee camps in Tanzania put over 110,000 Burundian refugees at risk

Health and shelter for Burundian refugees in Tanzania are poised to get worse in already overstretched camps, the aid agencies Oxfam, HelpAge International, Plan International, Save the Children,...

Oxfam GB appoints new Philanthropy and Partnerships Director

Oxfam GB has appointed Dave Hillyard as its new Philanthropy and Partnerships Director, with a mission to grow income and support from high value partners ...

Oxfam dispatches aid experts to earthquake hit parts of the Philippines

Oxfam dispatches aid experts to earthquake hit parts of the Philippines Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2013 - Oxfam has dispatched a team of six experts on the ground to assess...

Approaching summer and Syrian refugee influx add to Jordan’s water worries

Jordan's water supply system, already under severe strain, is being stretched to the limit by the large influx of refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, warn two of the British aid agencies who...

New sites for South Sudan refugee camps must be found, as Blue Nile conflict enters second year

Refugees survived "year of hell" - now at risk of disease Camps sheltering more than 100,000 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan's Maban county are ticking timebombs, on the brink...

Rio 1992 connected the environment and development. Rio+20 looks like splitting them up

The Rio+20 Summit will fail if it agrees to current proposals, which risk worsening the divide between environment and development efforts, warned anti-poverty and environmental campaigners today. ...

Two years on and Haiti’s reconstruction proceeds at a ‘snail’s pace’, leaving half a million Haitians homeless

In a report released today, international agency Oxfam said that two years on from the earthquake, reconstruction of the country has proceeded "at a snail's pace" leaving more...

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