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Two locals find safe ground in front of a destroyed structure in Bhaktapur region of Kathmandu, Nepal 26 April 2015 - 24 hours after a devastating earthquake that has so far taken the lives of 2,400 people Credit: EPA/Hemanta Shrestha

Nepal earthquake: many thousands in need of help

The people of Nepal are in dire need after a major earthquake struck the country, including the capital Kathmandu, on Saturday 25 April. Around 30,000 people are reportedly living out in the open...

Vanuatu won't be the last poor country devastated by climate change inaction

Oxfam's CEO Mark Goldring on the effects of Cyclone Pam and what the world can do. ...

Cyclone Pam: "We have had to use all of our savings to buy food"

Oxfam Communications Coordinator Amy Christian is in Vanuatu, she shares her first impressions of the devastation and the response. ...

Aminata an Oxfam Community Health Worker, on a tour to share information about Ebola with a community in the Western Area, Sierra Leone. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Ebola update: a long shadow over affected countries

In recent weeks there has been less and less information in the media about Ebola, so is no news good news? Cat Meredith looks at the situation in West Africa. ...

Thousands of Syrian refugees battle a winter storm with limited means

Syrian refugees living in flimsy tents and temporary shelters are among the hardest hit by the storm that is sweeping the Middle East. ...

Ebola crisis: Oxfam update 7 — major concern in Sierra Leone

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Response Communications Coordinator in West Africa, shares the latest Ebola response update. ...

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. ...

Ebola messages and slogans dominate the roadside in Freetown, Sierra Leone (Credit: Catherine Meredith/Oxfam)

Experiencing an Ebola Christmas

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Communications Coordinator, shares her experiences from Freetown on the 25th of December. ...

Boxing Day tsunami: "People were desperate to help."

When news of the Boxing Day tsunami reached our staff, many cancelled their Christmas plans and made their way into work at Oxfam HQ. From day one, we were inundated with donations and offers of...

Ebola crisis: Oxfam update 5 – transmission remains intense in Sierra Leone

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Response Communications Coordinator in West Africa, shares the latest Ebola response update. We don't generally share these kind of reports on the blog, but we've...

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