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Oxfam Ireland in Central African Republic

Seven in 10 Irish support overseas humanitarian support

Seven out of 10 Irish people are proud of the country’s generosity in supporting humanitarian relief efforts, according to a recent survey by Oxfam Ireland released as part of World Humanitarian Day, the 19th of August.

To mark this, Oxfam’s Colm Byrne reflects on his trip to CAR and the effect of humanitarian crisis there.

Oxfam shops - drop and shop

Drop and Shop style tips: How to edit your wardrobe

Top fashion stylist and designer Sara O’Neill shares her top tips for our Drop & Shop campaign.

People of Vanuatu

The spirit of Vanuatu

About three months ago, on the morning of 14 March 2015, I opened the door of my home in Port Vila slowly, not sure what I would see outside after Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam had screeched its way across our beautiful Vanuatu.

LGBT rights in Zimbabwe

‘A yes vote in Ireland will give us hope for LGBT rights in Zimbabwe’

The LGBT community in Zimbabwe are denounced by their aggressively homophobic government and homosexuality is a crime under Zimbabwean law with a one-year prison sentence for sexual relations between men. Hate speech, beatings, arbitrary arrests and even ‘corrective’ rape are rife.

Nepal Earthquake

Nepal now facing a double disaster

Just over two weeks since a devastating earthquake struck Nepal, there has been a second major quake. Our teams there are rapidly assessing the situation. They include Dubliner Colm Byrne, who experienced the quake in Chautara (approx. 40km from the epicentre).

Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake: Your Support In Action

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal, we have touched by the generous support being shown by people across the island of Ireland.