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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. ...

Happy birthday, 0.7% aid law!

Britain has a proud history of providing support for people to lift themselves out of poverty around the world. Today, we celebrate part of that history as we reflect on the law, passed exactly one...

Women in search of water in Hadigala district, Siti Zone, Somali Region, Ethiopia. July 2015. Credit: Poon Wai Nang/Oxfam

Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley looks back at the highs and lows of Oxfam's work responding to emergencies around the world over the last year. ...

A year on: We cannot forget the people of Gaza

A lot can happen in 365 days. And for the crisis in Gaza, this rings truer than ever. This week marks the one year anniversary of the conflict in Gaza, in which more than 2000 people...

Make Poverty History: Ten years on

Ten years ago this month, Scotland hosted one of the most highly anticipated global summits that social justice campaigners have seen in modern times. Throughout the three day G8 summit in Gleneagles,...

Election 2015

Poverty, inequality, and the next UK government

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Together we must stand with #WithSyria

The enormity of the suffering of the Syrian people over the past four years has reached a devastating peak, leaving over 200,000 dead, a nearly unbelievable 11 million displaced, cities splintered...

Thank you to the MPs who voted for the 0.7% aid bill on 5 December 2014

A life-saving law is in the making, thanks to you!

You did it! From contacting your MPs to tell them how strongly you feel about ending poverty to joining a rousing singalong outside Parliament to the tune of 'Stay Another Day,' your message...

Progress on 0.7%

In March 2013 the UK became the first G7country to meet the 40 year old United Nations commitment to invest 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) in international development aid. After years of relentless...

Oxfam is tripling its aid in Ebola hit countries as the disease spirals out of control

International agency Oxfam is planning to triple its Ebola prevention programme in Sierra Leone and needs at least £10 million to help 2.5 million people at risk of catching the disease, it said...

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