Forty tonnes of emergency supplies have been loaded onto vans at Oxfam's emergency warehouse in Bicester, ready to be flown to Liberia to help stop the spread of Ebola. 230 thousand pounds worth of water and sanitation equipment - along with generators - will be delivered to the country. Tomorrow, a similar operation will see supplies sent to Sierra Leone. The death toll in West Africa has reached five thousand. Ian Bray from Oxfam spoke to ITV Meridian
The loading of 40 tonnes of emergency equipment to help stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia has taken place this morning at the Oxfam emergency warehouse in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
Some £227,000 worth of water and sanitation equipment, including a drilling rig, generator, water tanks, pipes, taps and buckets, will be sent over to the country.
More troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed to prevent the Ebola outbreak becoming the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", Oxfam has warned.
The UK-based charity said there was less than a two-month window to curb the spread of the deadly virus but there remained a "crippling shortfall" in military personnel to provide logistical support across west Africa.
The charity said it was "extremely rare" to call for military intervention but troops were "desperately needed" to build treatment centres, provide flights and offer engineering and logistical support.
Oxfam also called for European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday to follow the UK's lead in pledging £125m in response to the Ebola crisis.
Juliette Fletcher reports on the job losses planned at Oxfam, 125 posts are set to go.
Oxfam are planning to change services at their Oxford headquarters, cut 125 jobs and close some regional offices it has been announced today.
It is all part of their plan to reshape their UK-based operations to reflect the organisation's priorities.
Oxfam is hoping these changes will show the organisation as a global leader in supporting development and delivering aid in areas of the world where it is most needed.
Mark Golding, Oxfam CEO said, "Advances in technology means we no longer need as much support in head office.
"Instead, our resources will be focused in the regions where we carry out the majority of our work.
"This means we can deliver the most effective and efficient support to the millions of people who go to sleep hungry every night."
The changes will be in two stages, starting with a reform in human resources, finance, business support and campaigns at in the Oxford headquarters.
Then, it is thought a total of 125 jobs are expected to be lost, with some regional offices then closing.
The charity Oxfam has been fighting poverty around the world for 70 years and in that time it has amassed a lot of paperwork and important research.
Now, the organisation is to donate its archives to Oxford University's Bodleian Library. Kate Bunkall reports and speaks to Chrissie Webb, archivist at the library.
Oxford-based international development charity Oxfam has announced it has donated the organization's archive, spanning the last seventy years, to the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries.
Now, with a substantial grant from the Wellcome Trust, a four-and-a-half-year project is underway at the Bodleian to catalogue Oxfam's extensive records and make them more accessible.
Hundreds of dancers took over the centre of Reading at the weekend to raise funds for good causes. Oxjam Reading saw performers start spontaneously dancing to Michael Jackson songs before a large crowd on Broad Street.
Andrew Barton, from Oxfam, said: "All of Oxfam have been cheering Federer's progress for the past couple of weeks.
"The real hero, though, must be Mr Newlife, for his generous gift and his tremendous sporting acumen. It may inspire other people to support Oxfam and our West Africa appeal."