aid works

Farah Al-Basha deals with workers and contractors, in Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Helping Syrian refugees in a male-dominated environment

Amid a sea of male construction and site workers in Jordan’s sprawling Zaatari desert camp, Oxfam’s female engineer Farah Al-Basha stands out from the crowd.

The energetic 27-year-old Jordanian joined the Oxfam team earlier this year, quitting her job at a private engineering company to work for the aid agency.

"My Bubble Gum", child labor in Bangladesh. Photo: Larry Louie

Blog: CL!CK photo competiton winners: how aid is helping local communities

A few months ago I wrote about a new photography competition that Oxfam was involved with, partnering with the good people over at European Journalism Centre. Now, I’m delighted to be able to write again – announcing some winners!

Blog: Aid works

Last month the W8 met with leaders of some of the G8 countries, bringing the voices of their communities and the need to meet the Millennium Development Goals, to a global audience. Here Dorothy Ngomo, Executive Director of the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi and W8 member, dispels some of the common myths about aid.

Blog: L'aide transforme la vie

Le mois dernier, le W8 a rencontré les dirigeants de certains des pays du G8 pour que leurs communautés se fassent entendre et qu’un public mondial comprenne la nécessité de répondre aux objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement. Dorothy N'goma, directrice exécutive de l'Organisation nationale des Infirmières et sages-femmes du Malawi et membre du W8, dissipe des mythes au sujet de l'aide.

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