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"...

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: ...

Couples are hiding unwanted gifts and pretending to like them, Oxfam reveals launching The Big Bling & Buy Sale

A quarter of couples (26 per cent) have received an accessory from their partner they didn't like, and most of them - a staggering three quarters (74 per cent) - pretended to like it for fear...

Oxfam response to Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Benefit Sanctions

Responding to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Benefit Sanctions, Rachael Orr, Head of Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme, said:  ...

Ebola one year on: Hearts and homes were key to breakthrough said Oxfam

The over emphasis on an almost exclusive medical approach at the start of the Ebola crisis hampered progress against the disease, according to Oxfam. The international agency said governments and...

Budget reaction

Responding to measures announced to tackle tax dodging by Chancellor George Osborne in today's Budget, Oxfam's Head of UK Campaigns & Policy Nick Bryer said:  "There...

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