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Stories & updates
Famine is in the news these days, sadly, and you may be wondering: What exactly is a famine and what can we do to stop it?
On Mother’s Day, Oxfam salutes the powerful women we've met. From community activists to mothers recovering from natural disasters to grandmothers caring for multiple generations, these women are models of resilience, determination, and ingenuity.
Damage and fear caused by the first rains of the monsoon season in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are an ominous warning of what is to come. Oxfam’s Rohingya Response Advocacy Manager Dorothy Sang gives her first-hand account of the conditions in the camps.
In April 2015, when a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, Muna Tamang Giri was pregnant and days away from giving birth. With the third anniversary of the earthquake approaching, we followed up with her to see how she is recovering from the disaster and creating a better life for her family.
Each year, Filipinos face earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and other deadly hazards. Oxfam partners are helping young people make life a little safer.
Syrian families deserve peace, safety, and the chance to rebuild their lives - not more destruction.