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The Twajiji school WASH club in Bidibidi, Northern Uganda.

Oxfam is helping build a movement to shift power, knowledge, and resources from international actors to local humanitarian leaders around the world to create a more fair, effective, and sustainable system, and one that strengthens disaster-vulnerable countries and communities over time. 

Nimo, Somaliland

Right now, millions of families around the world are facing severe food shortages, fleeing their homes in search of safety, and navigating life without access to safe, clean water. These are the stories of three women who have persevered through circumstances beyond their control.

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...

Lisa and her newborn, Etas, Vanuatu

Twenty minutes drive east from Port Vila is a community called Etas. Homes are nestled among the trees along windy roads that snake up the hillside. A week ago when Cyclone Pam hit, families in Etas did their best to hide from the ferocious storm, taking shelter in small churches and in...

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