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Today is a victory for tax openness and fair play

Each year the poorest countries in the world lose out on $100 billion of vital funds because companies use tax havens to avoid paying their fair share. We believe it's a scandal and a form of...

Oxfam volunteers and Syrian children in Zaatari camp built kites on Monday 7th March and decorated them with Doves, as part of the solidarity campaign #withSyria. Credit: Adeline Guerra/Oxfam

Syria five years on: hope in the darkness

OPINION: Five years into the Syria conflict, good news has been a rare commodity for millions of people affected by that catastrophic war. Is there any hope? Shaheen Chughtai weighs up the...

What can the Ebola crisis teach us about responding to Zika?

As concern grows about the link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and an increase in babies born with abnormally small heads Nigel Timmins, Oxfam's Humanitarian Director, reflects on what...

Oxfam welcomes greater regulation of the fundraising sector

You may have seen an announcement by the government that new legislation will be introduced to clamp down on practices of rogue fundraisers. Oxfam welcomes this and will work with regulators and...

Mark Goldring: A thought provoking trip to Syria and Lebanon

Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam GB, has just returned from a short visit to Syria and Lebanon where he helped negotiate extending the charity's work in Syria and spoke out in the media about the...

0.7% - we did it: It’s finally law

Inspired, proud, downright ecstatic - we're experiencing the whole lot right now. Because today, after decades of tireless campaigning, parliament passed a law guaranteeing the UK will spend...

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. ...

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...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. 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

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives

On 12th September UK MPs have the chance to make a binding legal commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid. Here Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, explains...

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