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Trash Talk: turning waste into work in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp

Trash Talk: turning waste into work in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp21 August 2017This paper highlights an innovative approach to solid waste management and income generation, and aims to promote further dialogue on the role that Syrians can play in the Jordanian economy.

World Humanitarian Day: 'I have a passion for humanity.'

World Humanitarian Day: 'I have a passion for humanity.' 01:22 World Humanitarian Day: 'I have a passion for humanity.' 18 August 2017On World Humanitarian Day, meet Samson, Oxfam humanitarian worker, helping people in Farm Center Camp for internally displaced people, Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Uganda faces world's fastest growing refugee crisis as South Sudanese arrivals reach one million

Uganda faces world's fastest growing refugee crisis as South Sudanese arrivals reach one million17 August 2017Uganda's open-door policy to refugees has provided protection for one million South Sudanese - the third-largest population of refugees in the world.

Yemen's man-made catastrophe is forcing people to make stark live or die choices

Yemen's man-made catastrophe is forcing people to make stark live or die choices16 August 2017Yemenis, already on the tipping point after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on the table, said Oxfam in a new report.

Yemen: catastrophic cholera crisis

Yemen: catastrophic cholera crisis16 August 2017Since the end of April 2017, Yemen has been experiencing its worst recorded outbreak of suspected cholera in a single year. By mid-August, more than 500,000 cases were recorded. Significant and urgent scale up in all areas of intervention is needed. ...

German engineering firms withdraw from Agua Zarca dam project in Honduras

German engineering firms withdraw from Agua Zarca dam project in Honduras15 August 2017Oxfam has confirmed that Voith and Siemens will no longer supply components of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras. The project has been fiercely opposed by the local communities, including the ...

Oxfam providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide

Oxfam providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide 15 August 2017Oxfam is providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of yesterday's mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

How pigs help fight women's unpaid care work in Rwanda

In Rwanda, 45% of people live in poverty and rely on small-scale farming. There is no gas or electricity so women and their children spend hours every day collecting water and firewood, which traps them in a cycle of poverty. We contributed to a biogas digester project that is changing many ...

Food shortages and funding gap push extra 700,000 people to verge of starvation in Ethiopia

Food shortages and funding gap push extra 700,000 people to verge of starvation in Ethiopia8 August 2017Another poor rainy season, the third in a row, has plunged 700,000 more people into crippling hunger and on the verge of starvation in the Somali region of southern Ethiopia.

'You aren't human any more': Migrants expose the harrowing situation in Libya and the impact of European policies

'You aren't human any more': Migrants expose the harrowing situation in Libya and the impact of European policies9 August 2017Oxfam has spoken to men and women who have spent months being beaten, tied up like animals and sold as cheap labour in Libya's shocking slave trade. The EU is meant to be a ...

Torture, rape and slavery in Libya: why migrants must be able to leave this hell

Torture, rape and slavery in Libya: why migrants must be able to leave this hell9 August 2017Rape, torture and slave labour are among the horrendous daily realities for people stuck in Libya who are desperately trying to escape war, persecution and poverty in African countries, according to a new ...

Gaza electricity crisis worse than aftermath of war

Gaza electricity crisis worse than aftermath of war8 August 2017The impact of the Gaza electricity crisis on people's access to basic services is as bad as the aftermath of the 2014 war.

Victory in Tunisia: new law says 'Enough' to violence against women and girls

Victory in Tunisia: new law says 'Enough' to violence against women and girls28 July 2017The Tunisian Parliament has adopted a new law for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic violence. In response, Soufia Galand, Oxfam Country Office Tunisia Gender ...