Oxfam International

Oxfam International is a confederation of 13 like-minded organizations working together and with partners and allies around the world to bring about lasting change. Oxfam works directly with communities and that seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

Releases by this organization

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Monday, December 02, 2019
Climate Fuelled Disasters Number One Driver of Internal Displacement Globally Forcing More Than 20 Million People a Year from Their Homes
Climate fuelled disasters were the number one driver of internal displacement over the last decade, forcing more than 20 million people a year – one person every two seconds - to leave their homes, said Oxfam today. The contentious issue of financial support for communities, including displaced...
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019
World Bank Must Stop Push to Expand Private Education
The World Bank has been steadily increasing its support for privatized education in lower-income countries despite mounting evidence that this approach is freezing out poorer children – especially girls – and doesn’t improve education quality. Oxfam’s new report "False Promises" published ahead of...
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Humanitarian Agencies Condemn The Closure Of Yemen's Air, Sea And Land Ports
The agencies demand that humanitarian operations are allowed to resume immediately and request clarity on the planned duration of the current closure and contingencies to allow humanitarian supplies to be delivered. On Monday, the Coalition ordered the temporary closure of all Yemeni ground, air...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Oxfam to Support Challenge to Travel Ban at Supreme Court
Today, the United States Supreme Court decided to review President Trump’s discriminatory executive order on refugees and immigration. The ban, if implemented, potentially puts the lives of tens of thousands of people at risk worldwide and poses a direct threat to Oxfam’s humanitarian mission. In...
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Oxfam Celebrates U.S. Ninth Circuit Decision on Travel Ban
Today, the United States Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit has decided to uphold the block on President Trump’s discriminatory executive order on refugees and immigration. Represented by pro bono counsel Latham & Watkins, Oxfam was proud to file an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017
Civil War—Fueled by US Bombs—Is Driving Yemen into Crisis.
The Yemeni people are on the brink of famine after two years of conflict. In this time, millions of people have been displaced from their homes. And without adequate access to medical supplies or facilities, every ten minutes a child dies in Yemen due to preventable disease. Yet at a time when the...
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Monday, March 20, 2017
One Month After South Sudan Famine Announced, It’s a Race Against the Rains to Save Lives
One month since famine was declared in two areas of South Sudan, it is a race against the forthcoming rains to save lives Oxfam warned today. The annual rainy season, which starts in April or May, will make conditions even more difficult for the people in need of help and the aid agencies trying to...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
World's Worst Corporate Tax Havens Exposed
Bermuda, the Netherlands, Ireland and Luxembourg are among the world’s 15 worst corporate tax havens, according to new Oxfam research published today. The report ‘ Tax Battles ,’ reveals how these tax havens are leading a global race to the bottom on corporate tax that is starving countries out of...
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Monday, November 07, 2016
EU Can't Afford to Fudge Tax Haven Blacklist
EU governments are on the brink of agreeing a tax haven blacklist that could ensure corporate tax havens face international sanctions for the first time. This is a welcome move if the list includes objective and comprehensive criteria instead of focussing solely on opacity of tax systems, said...
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Violence Against Human Rights Activists in Latin America is Out of Control
The number of murders, attacks, and acts of repression against human rights activists in Latin America has reached historic levels, according to a report called "El Riesgo de Defender" , published today by Oxfam. "The region has fallen into an unthinkable spiral of violence, and this must stop. Too...
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