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Blog: Stronger African leadership needed in Cyclone Idai response

Oxfam Pan Africa’s acting Director Peter Kamalingin, looks at the consequences of cyclone Idai and calls for a stronger African leadership in the response.

Julia Pedro, a hygiene promotion volunteer for Oxfam. Photo: Micas Mondlane/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam community activists help prevent cholera after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

In the aftermath of the Idai Cyclone In Mozambique, Oxfam and the Ministry of Health have trained more than 60 community ‘activistas’ in Mozambique to promote public health advice to help stop the spread of cholera.

Top photo: A family dig for their son who got buried in the mud when Cyclone Idai struck in Chimanimani about 600 kilometers south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, March, 19, 2019. Credit: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/REX

Blog: Cyclone Idai and floods hit Southern Africa: the reality of climate change

Ever-worsening storms and climate change are leaving people with nothing - and the poorest are hit hardest. How can we equip them to cope with a world where climate change means extreme weather events such as Idai happen more often.

Winnie Byanyima visits Kushari, an area of Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater/Oxfam

Blog: This starvation in Africa is an affront to humanity

We’re all shaken by the fact that our world stands on the brink of 4 famines. It is unprecedented in modern times. It should never have been allowed to happen.

Men building latrine slabs for family toilets, paid by Oxfam. Credit: Jo Harrison/Oxfam

Blog: Kenya ruling against the closure of Daadab refugee camp is a strike for humanity

As the biggest economic and political player in the region, Kenya has a responsibility for leadership in the development of 21st century responses for refugees.

Climate change is causing hunger.

Blog: Collective voices critical to end hunger

As GROW Week came to a close, Dorah Ntunga from Oxfam in Uganda reflected on World Food Day as the pivotal moment for Africa’s Women.Food.Climate campaign.

Global migration crisis: A time for solidarity

Blog: Global migration crisis: A time for solidarity

We believe this is a time for solidarity with migrants. It is right to say that we must bring peace and security to the countries which are the primary sources for migration, but to use that as an excuse to close your doors is cowardice.

Arms in Africa. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: After Mexico's Arms Trade Treaty meeting, will African states help control arms?

An inspiring week at the first Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Cancun, laying the groundwork for the future operation of the treaty. However, the continent will only reap the rewards of arms control if African states make the most of the treaty.

Campaigners for the Control Arms Coalition at the UN, July 2012.  Photo: Andrew Kelly/Control Arms

Blog: Arms Trade Treaty conference in Mexico: Let's build a safer Africa

Today is an important milestone in Oxfam’s camp

Beatrice Quayee holds rice ready for transplanting, River Gee county, Liberia. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Africa: Rising for the few

Africa is losing billions of dollars through tax dodging. This week's World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 must squarely address tax avoidance tricks and other illicit financial flows, tax incentives, and debt repayments. Unless African leaders tackle such issues, it is the rich world that will continue to gain the most from Africa’s progress.http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa-2015

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