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Oxfam water delivery in Gaza

Since the start of the Gaza crisis, Oxfam and local partner the Youth Empowerment Centre (YEC) have delivered safe drinking water to more than 250,000 people who have taken refuge in overcrowded schools and other shelters.

Ebola: how Oxfam is responding in Liberia

With Liberia currently experiencing the world's largest-ever Ebola outbreak, Oxfam asked Cathy Stephens of the Liberia WASH Consortium to explain the impact of the epidemic and how the Consortium is responding.

Tank shells caused severe damage to classrooms, laboratories, and administrative units in Gaza's UCAS. Photo: Iyad Al Baba

When people think of Gaza, they rarely think of a hub of technological innovation. But for the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas.

Syrian mother and child - Aleppo. Photo: Oxfam

Around 1,500 people a day are killed in conflicts and armed violence across the globe, and among that loss are humanitarian aid workers who were trying to save lives. As we mark this year’s World Humanitarian Day, around the world Oxfam partners and staff are trying, usually against the odds, to...

Zaatari Camp

Could you cope with just 35 litres of water, the equivalent of one 5 minute shower, a day? On World Humanitarian Day, Alaa Milbes shares the situation in Zaatari refugee camp as the summer heat reaches its height and explains how Oxfam is responding.

Ann Witteveen (second from left) in South Sudan with Oxfam Public Health Officer, Elizabeth (far left) and family who is living in the Minkamman refugee camp.

Recently, Oxfam Canada sat down with Ann Witteveen, or Humanitarian Manager, before she headed off to Islamabad to monitor a water and sanitation project at the Jalozai refugee camp. Ann has spent over 15 years managing humanitarian responses.

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