When people think of Gaza, they rarely think of a hub of technological innovation. But for the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas.
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As the election on September 20 draws nearer, efforts are being made to provide information about the parties' policies to help inform voters. To draw attention to the overseas aid budget and how it is spent, the Council for International Development (CID) asked the main political parties five questions about their policy on ODA.
Salama Shamali is just six years old, yet he has already lived through three wars.
Waseem is Oxfam Food Security and Livelihoods Officer in Gaza, where more than 200,000 people have fled their homes with nowhere safe to go. Oxfam is there providing vital water and sanitation, and food vouchers to help people cope with the crisis.
This past weekend a brief 12 hour cessation of hostilities was announced in Gaza. Oxfam teams were able to deliver more vital water and aid to people who have fled their homes and lost everything in the violence of the past few weeks. Soon afterwards, the violence resumed. A permanent ceasefire, and an end to the blockade of Gaza, is urgently needed before countless more lives are lost.
Food company will implement industry-leading measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chains.
People keep asking me how the situation in Gaza is right now, and I don't know how to begin describing it. Scary. Dangerous. Confusing. So many emotions.
Women can expect to wait another 75 years before they receive the same amount of pay as their male counterparts.
Jenny Enarsson, Oxfam's Syria crisis response gender advisor, explains why including Syria's women in negotiations is critical for the peace process.
Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger.