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As violence worsens in Aleppo, Oxfam is working to keep Syrians healthy and safe

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The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate after a failed ceasefire, and Oxfam is working to restore safe water and ensure that people can access sanitation and hygiene supplies. Read more »

Carrying the weight of war: portraits along the road to Rubaya

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To survive, men, women and children transport goods along the dirt road carrying everything from coal to vegetables. Some people are walking for four days just to sell a bag of potatoes. Read more »
Papua New Guinea: Six-year-old Jane* survived a brutal assault by four men which left her hospitalised and permanently scarred. Photo: Vlad Sokhin.

What can you walk past?

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Affecting one in three women globally, violence against women and girls is an epidemic in need of urgent and sustained action. Last week, women from across the Pacific, as well as Aboriginal leaders, and Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive, Helen Szoke, met in the Solomon Islands to help turn this around. Read more »

They survived the violence, but they can’t survive without clean water

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“There is only one activity in the community — surviving.” Louise and her family escaped armed rebels, but now they face a new danger — deadly, dirty water. Read more »
A man is hauled from the rubble in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.

One year after disaster, you’re building a stronger Nepal

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A year ago a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Thousands of Oxfam supporters took action and generously donated. In this blog, you’ll meet just some of the people whose lives have changed thanks to your response. Read more »

The benefits of clean water in 6 beautiful photos

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Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest countries. In fact, it’s one of the things we do best. View six beautiful photographs that showcase the benefits of clean water after an emergency and in our long-term development work. Read more »
Honkeo in her role as a Community Fishery Facilatator.

Women champions conserving the environment for the next generation

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Honkeo has a big vision: to empower Indigenous communities and to help them conserve their natural resources for the next generation: ““Nature is life for our indigenous communities … If women know their roles, they will contribute more”. Discover the life-changing work Oxfam does in the Mekong. Read more »
Irene smiles with holding two of her children in Zambia

These women are fighting against extreme poverty … with bananas.

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Every day Irene would risk her life to water her crops and feed her children. Today, she’s a co-producer at an award-winning banana farm and changing the future for her family. Discover how Oxfam and you make a difference to people in poverty around the world. Read more »
Omar*, 13, from Daraa in Syria, flies a kite in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. “Every time I fly my kite, I feel free,” he says. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

10 things you should never have to do in a refugee camp

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These refugees are living in camps or among local communities in Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt. In total, 12 million Syrians – more than half of the pre-war population – are in need of humanitarian assistance for basics like food, water and shelter. They are trying their best to survive and live their lives despite the hardship and devastating impacts of the war still raging in their homeland. Read more »
Staff from Oxfam and partner organisations distributing emergency kits in Womkama, PNG.

Super-charged El Niño brings Papua New Guinea’s worst drought in 20 years

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Papua New Guinea is experiencing its worst drought since the devastating 1997 crisis. This year’s drought and severe frosts — caused by a ‘super El Niño’ climate event — are making the situation much worse. Read more »