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Stories & updates
More than three years of war in Yemen have created near-famine conditions and triggered the largest and fastest-spreading cholera outbreak in recorded history. Oxfam America President Abby Maxman reports on our work there, and what’s needed to end the conflict and suffering.
The president’s visit to Texas continues to distract from the real crisis taking place.
In El Salvador, a 10-year struggle exposes why some families are facing conditions that threaten their survival.
Six photos of perseverance. One journey for safety.
Forget about resolutions—here are some goals you’ll actually want to keep.
My favorite thing about the holiday season is the chance for my family to come together and reconnect for quality time to relax, play, and reflect. As the year winds down, I can’t help but think of the families I met in Yemen earlier this year. I wonder, and worry, about how they’re coping.