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, 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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Monday, October 03, 2016
Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Haiti and Other Island Nations
Hurricane Matthew, a dangerous storm whose top sustained winds have sometimes reached 160 miles per hour, is churning through the Caribbean, with Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas in its path. Torrential rains are expected, with 25 inches—possibly up to 40 in places—predicted for southern Haiti...
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Friday, September 30, 2016
UN Human Rights Council Yet Again Fails Yemeni Civilians
In reaction to today’s UN Human Rights Council decision not to set up an independent inquiry to investigate human rights violations by all sides to the conflict in Yemen, Sajjad Mohammed Sajid, Oxfam Country Director in Yemen, said: “It is unacceptable that, after 18 months of conflict in Yemen,...
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Apple Ruling Highlights How EU governments Must Do More to Clean Up Murky Corporate Tax Practices
The European Commission today announced Apple has received 13 billion euros in illegal state aid from the Irish government. This decision follows the investigations on illegal state aid between the Dutch government and Starbucks, the Luxembourg government and Fiat, and the Belgian government for...
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