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Gaza: "The crossings suddenly shut down and we had to completely stop working"

Alun McDonald shares the story of how eight years of the blockade of Gaza has affected one small business. ...

A water distribution point - set up by Oxfam - at the Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan. 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

Sky-rocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets: South Sudan update

In December 2013 fighting broke out across South Sudan. Since then more than 1.5 million people have been internally displaced and over 500,000 have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. Here...

Yemen Crisis: one month later

One month on, the humanitarian situation is deteriorating as fighting escalates in Yemen. Many banks are shut, the water network is damaged, fuel and food almost out. An Oxfam staff member in Sanaa...

People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Credit: Abo Haitham

My life has changed completely: crisis in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has forced thousands of people to flee their homes, including Oxfam staff. It is pushing the country towards economic collapse and making life harder for the 16 million people...

Yemen: living in fear is ‘normal'

Oxfam has been working in Yemen for 30 years. Over 60 percent of the population - 16 million people - were already in need of some form of aid before the airstrikes started. An Oxfam staff worker...

Syrian mothers: building hope out of shattered lives

After 4 years of conflict, governments around the world must not abandon the Syrian people. ...

Public health conditions in Gaza reached crisis point following the summer bombardment. Credit: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam

Oxfam’s 2014: our humanitarian year in review

As we move into 2015, Ben Phillips takes a month-by-month review of 2014 to see how Oxfam responded to different emergencies throughout the year. ...

Berlin Conference on Syria refugee response must deliver as harsh winter approaches

Yasmine, 23, splashes her face with steaming hot water from Oxfam's newly installed taps. As winter approaches, and temperatures are set to plummet below freezing, a little hot water goes a long...

Gaza: Despite the ceasefire, huge needs remain

Today world leaders are meeting in Egypt to discuss donations for the reconstruction of Gaza which lost much of its vital infrastructure after the conflict earlier this year. Many people in Gaza...

Food vouchers provide a lifeline for Gaza's families who have lost everything

On 12 October world leaders will be meeting in Egypt to discuss the reconstruction of Gaza following the conflict there this summer. The international conference, which will be chaired by both Egypt...

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