Ruth*, recently arrived in Akobo after conflict came to her town in South Sudan. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Blog: After harvests fail and thousands flee homes, famine looms again in South Sudan

South Sudan's brutal four-year civil war has left four million people displaced and killed thousands, and has forced millions into poverty. Oxfam aid worker Tim Bierley shares some of the horrific stories that have become almost commonplace in the country.

Blog: Syria: Civilians in urgent need as violence escalates in Ghouta

Aid agencies have been allowed virtually no access to Eastern Ghouta, despite the clear need for emergency relief - Oxfam's Syria Country Director reports from Damascus.

Aisatu with a group of women at the entrance to the displaced camp of Muna Garage outside of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Missing men means shattered lives and transformed roles for women in Nigeria

Tens of thousands of men and boys have disappeared since the conflict in Northeast Nigeria began eight years ago. The struggle and tenacity for survival, of the women and children left behind, in such an insecure environment never ceases to amaze me.  

Haoua Ousmane*, 40, has 8 children and fled from the island of Kaiga in Lake Chad when Boko Haram invaded their village. Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam *name changed

Blog: Silent starvation in Chad's Lake Region

Deprived of their livelihoods due to regional conflict, 335,000 people are on the edge of starvation in Chad. This powerful film documents the story of Adoum and Hadjara, who lost their 6 year-old child due to malnutrition.

Osman village in Amran governorate,  A ‘Lord of the Rings’ village where 200 families are fighting hunger. Credit: Mohammed Farah Adam/Oxfam

Blog: Helping a Yemeni village fight hunger

People in the remote Yemeni village of Othman eke out life in stricken conditions. Read this moving account an Oxfam cash assistance project there to buttress their battle against starvation.

Work Mallas, 50, and his family live in Paduel, an area affected by recurring droughts and floods, which receives a big influx of South Sudanese people fleeing the conflict from neighboring areas.Photo: Gabriel Pecot/Oxfam

Blog: South Sudan's Independence Day should have been a celebration

Sunday, July 9 was Independence Day in South Sudan and should have seen celebrations and smiles. But yet again, it was a time of somber reflection. 

Water tank built by Oxfam in Al-Jalilah village, in Al-Dhale governorate. Photo: Omar Algunaid/Oxfam, March 2017

Blog: Yemen: The story of a war-affected people, strong in the face of adversity

A moving first-hand account of the effects of the terrible conflict Yemen has been suffering for the past few years, but a call to remain hopeful, however, that peace will arise after the war’s darkness.

Fatima, in Al-Manjorah IDP camp, in Hajjah governorate, Yemen. Credit: Moayed Al-Shaibani/Oxfam, February 2017

Blog: Yemen: Resilience in the face of starvation

A shocking humanitarian situation in Ye

Warda lives in a tent in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, with her child Jaafar and husband Hassan, after leaving their home in Syria. Credit: Joelle Bassoul/Oxfam

Blog: Behind the five million ‘Syrian refugee’ tags are individual stories of love, loss, and hope

Half of Syria's pre-war population of 22 million has been uprooted. Behind each of the 'numbers' lies a very personal story.

Boys of Khamer, Yemen. Credit: Sylvia Ghaly, August 2016.

Blog: There was a time in Yemen...

There was a time when hearing airplanes flying used to put a smile on my face. It was a reminder of the good memories from a holiday that had just ended or of the plans I was making for my next trip. Sooner or later that time will come, but unfortunately the more peace is delayed the more innocent people pay the price.


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