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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. ...

9 things on Oxfam’s 'bucket list' for World Water Day

Meet our bucket. It's a bucket known throughout humanitarian community as the 'Oxfam bucket', it was designed by Oxfam and has spent years saving lives around the world. On World Water...

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. ...

A woman at a relief relief camp in Khokhana area of Karyabinayak Municipality expresses anger at a Nepal Armed Forces Police because of the chaotic water situation. Credit: Sharbendu De

Lack of water and toilets making things worse for women in Nepal

Nisha Agrawal, CEO of Oxfam India, has just returned from a visit to Nepal after two devastating earthquakes hit the country. Here, she describes the situation on the ground, the challenges for the...

Oxfam in Gaza: "the most difficult work I have ever done"

Waseem is Oxfam Food Security and Livelihoods Officer in Gaza, where more than 200,000 people have fled their homes with nowhere safe to go. Oxfam is there providing vital water and sanitation,...

Wycliffe Okath, 12, plays in a muddy alley way that also serves as an open sewer in the Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, March 26 2014. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Mukuru slum: a lesson in inequality

Mora McLagan and photographer Sam Tarling recently travelled to the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Here, in the first of a series of blog posts from Mukuru, she reports on the urban inequality...

Design a Bog Day

We need designers, manufacturers and inventors to create the emergency sanitation kit of the future. Join us on 13 September 2013 and design latrines and taps which could save lives in disaster situations...

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...

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...

Top 5 Paralympic Oxfam facts

The games are back! Following on from the sporting success of our Top 10 Olympic Oxfam facts, here are five tidbits of trivia about the Paralympic games: The Paralympics and Oxfam...

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