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Subject: water

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Oxfam humanitarian worker Michelle Farrington is formally greeted in a remote village in Nepal

A year on from earthquake, we should celebrate the defiance and strength of Nepali people

The past year has been unbelievably tough for Nepal. A devastating earthquake on the 25 April 2015 killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000 more and destroyed or damaged in excess of 750,000 homes. ...

El Nino and climate change

A super El Niño weather system is causing extreme weather in many parts of the world, including drought  and flooding. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being hit hardest, leaving...

Syria: "Getting enough water has become my obsession…"

Razan is a 30-year-old accountant lives with her mother in the Syrian city of Salamiyah. Racha Chamoun reports on how Oxfam is working to improve access to water for people like her. ...

Hand washing day organised by Oxfam and other INGOs at Zaatari camp in Jordan, October 2013. Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Getting water to Zaatari during drought season

Could you cope with just 35 litres of water, the equivalent of one 5 minute shower, a day? On World Humanitarian Day, Alaa Milbes shares the situation in Zaatari refugee camp as the summer heat...

Oxfam in Gaza: "I don't know if the people I met are alive or dead"

Last weekend a brief 12 hour cessation of hostilities was announced in Gaza. Oxfam teams were able to deliver vital water and aid to people who have fled their homes and lost everything. Soon afterwards,...

Pauline Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

If I were president... how would the children of Mukuru change the world?

From vegetable-growing pilots and meteorologists to doctors and teachers. Mora McLagan hears the children of Mukuru's hopes and dreams for the future and finds out what they would do if they...

Ipaishe cycles the 6 km to work on the land she now owns, Gutu District, Zimbabwe. Credit:Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Adapting to a hotter, hungrier world in Zimbabwe

As we launch our new briefing on the impact of climate change on hunger, John Magrath introduces Ipaishe, a Zimbabwean farmer who has experienced both the benefits and limitations of schemes that...

The daily struggle for water in Yemen

World leaders are meeting in London today to discuss the deepening humanitarian situation in Yemen.  Over half the population does not have access to clean water and Sana'a is predicted...

Pic of the week

Pic of the week

Children cross a makeshift bridge over open sewage in Doe community, Monrovia, Liberia. Here Oxfam is building communal latrines and tap stands and training on how to look after...

Yemen: A community's killing well

"We want water! need water! Water! Nothing else!" This was the urgent plea from the community in Al-Basaabias (sometimes known as Al-Madba), Yemen. I'd arrived to carry...

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