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Ding, South Sudan. Ding came with other people on a five day journey looking for food. Image credit: Bruno Bierrenbach Feder/Oxfam

For the first time in more than a decade, the United Nations reported a sharp increase in hunger around the world. Oxfam is hard at work helping those in need in the countries affected by famine. 

Coldplay

Oxfam is currently on tour with Coldplay to raise awareness to the plight of refugees. Oxfam is asking Coldplay fans to stand together with people forced to flee conflict and disaster. 

World Humanitarian Day

Simmi Dixit is the Humanitarian Program Officer at Oxfam Canada. Simmi recently visited the Nduta Refugee Camp in western Tanzania to support the teams in Tanzania who are implementing Oxfam Canada’s water, sanitation and livelihood support projects. 

Louise holds Rose (name changed) inside her shelter in Buporo Camp in Eastern Congo.

How can humanitarians help to protect women and girls from sexual violence in conflict situations? First we must ensure that our interventions don’t inadvertently place them in greater danger. For World Humanitarian Day, Kerry Akers explains why Oxfam is conducting research into the use of...

A boy waits in line for water in Taiz city, Yemen. While aid is entering the city, it has not been enough to meet the increasing needs of people. Abdulnasser Al-Sedek/Oxfam

Yemenis, 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.

Mary Kwamboka runs a small roadside kiosk in one of Nairobi’s many informal settlements. As a single mother, the small amount of money she makes helps put food on the table for her three children. Credit: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

How can we build an economy that works for everyone? Fenella Porter explains why in order to conceptualize a truly ‘human’ economy we need to look at inequalities of gender as much as inequalities of wealth.

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