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.

Survivors of Cyclone Idai face shortages of clean water and food and are at risk of waterborne diseases due to contaminated flood water. Photo: Sergio Zimba/Oxfam

Blog: "I signed up to save lives" - Personal report from Oxfam's Cyclone Idai response

Stewart Muchapera, Oxfam Media and Communications Lead, gives a personal report from Beira in Mozambique, on our relief efforts after Cyclone Idai devastates southern Africa.

Malawi's First Lady, Professor Gertrude Mutharika, with fellow Oxfam Ambassadors on ending violence against women and girls at the EVAWG event in Phalombe District, Malawi. Credit: Watipaso Kaliwo/Oxfam

Blog: Changing attitudes in Malawi, to end violence against women

Nikki van der Gaag, Oxfam GB’s Director of Women’s Rights, reports from rural Malawi, where Oxfam is working with the First Lady to end gender-based violence and promote gender equality.

Rose Usi, Balaka district, Malawi. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: The daily struggle to survive hunger is Malawi's 'new normal'

As Malawi experiences the worst drought

Patients wailt for treatment in crowded conditions, Bwalia ‘Bottom’ Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Inequality in Malawi – a Dangerous Divide

In 2015, 50% of Malawians are living in poverty. Yet while poverty may be a familiar issue for discussion in Malawi’s development sphere, Oxfam is today putting the spotlight on a less talked about issue, but one that threatens to severely hinder poverty reduction in the country: Malawi’s increasing inequality.

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.

Recolectando té en Mulanje, sur de Malawi. Foto: Abbie Trayler-Smith

Blog: Té con sabor amargo. La lucha por un salario digno para los recolectores y recolectoras.

El trágico derrumbe de una fábrica textil en Bangladesh ha puesto en el ojo de mira las deplorables condiciones laborales y salariales de los millones de personas que fabrican nuestra ropa o cultivan los alimentos que comemos. 

Malawi's President Bingu Wa Mutharika has helped that country make good progress toward reaching the Abuja target.

Blog: Dear African leaders: A little less conversation, a little more action please!

Earlier this week, leaders of over 50 African countries packed their bags and headed home from the African Union (AU) Summit in Uganda. So after months of planning for the event, I can take a break and reflect back on what happened at the meeting!


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