Diaa', a Syrian refugee living in the Za'atari Camp, is a team supervisor in the Superadobe construction project that is bringing temperature-resistant homes to the camp. Photo: Nesma Nsour/Oxfam

Blog: These five Oxfam innovations are changing the way people fight poverty

From futuristic homes that adjust to extreme temperatures to apps that allow refugees to speak up for their own needs, here are just a few of the creative solutions implemented by Oxfam and our partners on the ground to help vulnerable communities take on new obstacles.

Iffat Tahimd Fatema, humanitarian public health promoter for Oxfam, at work in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Five things I’ve learned being a humanitarian aid worker

This World Humanitarian Day, Iffat Tahmid Fatema, Oxfam public health worker, shares what it's like helping people in our Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh.

Rajiah is a community health volunteer who helps share health information with pregnant refugee women, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Maruf Hasan/Oxfam

Blog: One woman leading the way for healthy mothers in Bangladesh's refugee camps

Close to a million Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar to seek refuge across the border in Bangladesh. Outspoken and confident, meet Rajiah, leading the way for healthy mothers in Cox's Bazar, and pushing hard to be a role model for the advancement of women around her.

A father carries his son across a broken bamboo bridge on the edge of Balhukali camp, Bangladesh. Photo: Aurélie Marrier d'Unienville/Oxfam

Blog: We must not fail the Rohingya people again

It took the tug of a shirt.

La sécurité sanitaire des aliments victime de la hausse et la volatilité des prix

Blog: La sécurité sanitaire des aliments victime de la hausse et la volatilité des prix

Ces derniers mois, plusieurs scandales alimentaires ont défrayé la chronique avec la viande de cheval vendue pour du bœuf en Europe et du rat vendu pour de l’agneau en Chine. Ces fraudes ne sont probablement que la partie visible de l’iceberg

Seguridad alimentaria: ¿un daño colateral de los altos y volátiles precios de los alimentos hoy?

Blog: Seguridad alimentaria: ¿un daño colateral de los altos y volátiles precios de los alimentos hoy?

En los últimos meses, han salido en los titulares de todos los periódicos escándalos alimentarios como la carne de caballo que se hizo pasar por carne de vacuno o como se utilizaba rata disfrazada de cordero en China. Y estos casos son probablemente la punta del iceberg.

Cueilleuses de thé à Mulanje, Sud Malawi. Photo : Abbie Trayler-Smith

Blog: Un salaire décent pour les cueilleurs de thé, boisson la plus consommée au monde

L’effondrement tragique d’une usine de confection textile au Bangladesh a douloureusement attiré l’attention sur les mauvaises conditions salariales et de travail endurées par les millions de personnes qui fabriquent nos vêtements ou produisent notre nourriture.

Back-breaking work: tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Blog: Behind the world’s favorite brew: a living wage for tea pickers

The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh has put a spotlight on the poor pay and working conditions endured by millions of people who make our clothes or grow our food.

Mujeres de Bangladesh llenando sus latas de agua

Blog: Día 7: Trabajar más no sirve

Esforzarse para producir más y más alimentos es el punto de partida erróneo para conseguir la seguridad alimentaria. Al contrario, debemos concentrarnos en reducir desigualdades: incrementar el poder de los agricultores a pequeña escala, valorizar sus conocimientos y acabar con las barreras que impiden la igualdad para las mujeres campesinas.

Por Rokeya Kabir, director ejecutivo del Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS)

Bangladeshi women filling their water cans

Blog: Day 7: Working harder isn’t working

Striving to produce ever more food is the wrong starting point for achieving food security. Instead, let’s focus on reducing inequalities by giving small-scale farmers’ more control, valuing their knowledge, and removing barriers that hamper women’s ability to farm on equal terms.

By Rokeya Kabir, Executive Director of Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS)


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