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Syrian refugee with her child, in Lebanon's Beeka Valley. Photo: Joelle Bassoul/Oxfam

Blog: International community must step up its support for Lebanon

As an international community, it is within our power to ensure that the future for refugees and vulnerable Lebanese communities isn’t hopeless. Supporting Lebanon now can make a critical difference both for the millions of people in need .

Blog: Southern Sudan has come a long way – but still more to do

Southern Sudan is preparing for its historic referendum on 9 January, in which southerners will vote whether to become the world’s newest independent country. Augustino Buya, one of Oxfam’s longest serving staff, reflects on how life in Juba – the southern capital – has changed over the past few decades of war and peace.

The war broke out in 1983 and within a few years Juba was teeming with people fleeing the fighting. Around 250,000 people took refuge from all over southern Sudan. Oxfam helped to provide some of them with food and shelter. 

Laskamy – age 17 – lost his right eye, right hand, and 3 fingers when he unknowingly picked up a live cluster munition. © Tracie Williams/CMC

Blog: Laos: The World’s Most Bombed Country

Its not every day you get on a small plane with a Princess and several Government Ministers. But early yesterday morning I found myself doing just that. I boarded a small plane at Lao’s Vientiane airport, with Princess Astrid of Belgium, Ministers from New Zealand, Luxembourg, Norway and Zambia, and fellow Cluster Munition Coalition campaigners. The 30 minute flight took us to Xieng Khuang province, in the north of the country, for a VIP field trip to see the reality of cluster munitions in the world’s most bombed country.

Afghan civilians walk through the old city bazaar with ruined building behind them. Credit: Travis Beard/ Argus

Blog: My journey through Afghanistan - Last day

Oxfam’s Zahra Akkerhuys spent a week in rural Afghanistan visiting Oxfam’s team fighting in the frontline – in the battle against poverty.

Dasht e Freng village primary school, Shahr - i - Buzurg District of Badakhshan province. Credit: Yasin/Oxfam

Blog: My journey through Afghanistan - Day 5

Oxfam’s Zahra Akkerhuys spent a week in rural Afghanistan visiting Oxfam’s team fighting in the frontline – in the battle against poverty.

An old man stops to buy nan bread from a young boy selling from a tray in the street in Faizabad Bazaar. Credit: Alixandra Fazzina/Oxfam.

Blog: My journey through Afghanistan - Day 1

Oxfam’s Zahra Akkerhuys spent a week in rural Afghanistan visiting Oxfam’s team fighting in the frontline – in the battle against poverty.

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