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Trailwalker cancelled due to danger posed by soaring temperatures

Trailwalker, the 100km trek organised by Oxfam, the Queens Gurkha Signals and The Gurkha Welfare Trust has been cancelled due to the unusually hot weather. The annual trek across the South Downs...

One year on from conflict the dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running water or electricity, Oxfam said today. ...

Members of the band Editors eat lunch with refugees in Obrenovac transit camp

Editors pay a surprise visit to refugee camp in Serbia

Members of the band Editors rocked up to a camp in Serbia to pay a surprise visit to some of the thousands of refugees trapped in the country. They gave encouragement to aspiring musicians living...

Rohingya refugees unprepared as monsoon rains, flooding and landslides continue

Urgent action is needed to help Rohingya refugees hit by monsoon rains in camps in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, which have already caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected...

Reaction: Number of forcibly displaced people rises above 68 million

In response to the UN Refugee Agency's announcement that the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide has risen above 68 million, Oxfam's Head of Humanitarian Advocacy and Campaigns...

French police officers check a train for migrants at Menton Garavan station on the French side of the border

Children mistreated and illegally returned at French-Italian border

Children as young as 12 are being physically abused, detained and illegally returned to Italy by French border guards, according to a new report by Oxfam. ...

UK Government should intervene to prevent catastrophic attack on Yemen’s food, fuel, medicine ‘life-line’

Oxfam today called on the UK government to throw its full diplomatic weight behind efforts to help prevent an attack on Hodeida port in Yemen. The agency called for it to do this both directly and...

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Over 12,000 people evacuated due to continued volcanic activity in Guatemala, Oxfam provides humanitarian aid

More than 12,000 people have evacuated from their homes due to the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, which continues to spew fresh torrents of lava and rocks, thick ash and clouds of smoke. The official...

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Yemen fighting near Hudaydah port threatens to cut lifeline to millions

Escalation of fighting around Yemen's port city of Hudaydah threatens to cut off essential supplies to millions of people who are already one step away from famine, international agency Oxfam...

Nation's favourite authors reveal the books that changed their lives

Dolly Alderton, Tracy Chevalier, Philippa Gregory, Paula Hawkins,  Nick Hornby, David Nicholls, and Tara Westover are some of the nation's best-selling authors who today reveal the books...

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