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Stories & updates
How toilets fight poverty, and what you can do to help get them to the people who need them
As temperatures drop, the needs of Syria’s refugees increase and the US resettlement program is still falling short.
Last week, Mexico braced for the fallout from Hurricane Patricia, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.
Oxfam working with local authorities to determine the most urgent needs
Path of the hurricane at risk of floods and mudslides
With states of emergency called in numerous municipalities and coastal evacuations underway, Oxfam is poised to respond.