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Pre-positioned aid allowed Oxfam and our local partners to deliver emergency materials quickly to those in need, despite damage to roads and bridges. Credit: CORDES

The scenes from the floods and landslides that struck El Salvador last weekend reflect a storm of almost unbelievable intensity.

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At least 23 million Muslims caught up in conflicts and disasters have been fasting this Ramadan in one of the hardest periods in recent years, with many having little more to eat than bread and water during the 30 days of this holy month and others having nothing to eat at all after sunset.

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Nurse, Margaret Ganga, takes the blood pressure of Grace Banda, who had a caesarian section after difficulties during labour at Bwalia 'Bottom' Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Failure to provide free public healthcare in poor countries means that millions of people are paying with their lives, according to a research report published today by a group of 62 NGOs and health unions.

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Jeidi Garcia Rivera  gets drinking water from a tap next to a school in El Recuerdo, El Salvador. The water comes from a well provided by Oxfam America and its local partner, PROVIDA. Credit: Luis Galdámez/Oxfam America

Capped wells lined with a volcanic-rock filter provide families in Salvadoran communities with clean drinking water.

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A farmer in Nyariga. Credit Chris Young

International agency Oxfam and the Government of Ethiopia signed an agreement in partnership with Oxfam’s Liaison Office on the African Union in Addis Ababa. The agreement marks a new chapter in our relations with the AU.

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Antiretrovirals. Oxfam works with partners on minimizing transmission and impacts of HIV&AIDS in many countries around the world. Credit: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Companies producing affordable generic medicines for poor people could be subject to criminal prosecutions and have their medicines seized on orders from big drug companies under plans being drawn up by a closed group of mainly rich countries

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This stunt highlights essential issues (health and education) that weren't addressed sufficiently in the G8 agenda.

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Girls in Taboye school working from one of the text books bought by Oxfam and its partner ADESAH. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

The goal of education for all Malian children by 2015 is still more a dream than a reality, despite indisputable improvements in the delivery of education in the country. This photo story gives you a glimpse into what schooling is like in Mali today.

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