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...

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...

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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...

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"...

Response to Labour's announcement on tackling tax dodging

Responding to Labour's plans to tackle tax dodging, Nick Bryer, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy and Campaigns, said: "Labour's announcement is the latest sign that public anger about tax...

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...

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...

Protection gaps exposing eastern Congo communities to continued abuse

Local authorities must be empowered to tackle systemic insecurity experienced by communities at the hands of both armed groups and the state, finds Oxfam report ...

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...

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