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.

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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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Friday, August 12, 2016
Empower Young People in Their Fight for Equality, Says New Oxfam Report
Despite there being more young people in the world today than ever before, they are excluded from decision-making and are the most vulnerable to economic crises, says a new Oxfam report. Released to mark International Youth Day and as the World Social Forum gets underway, the report, ‘Youth and...
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Monday, July 18, 2016
Six Richest Countries Host Less than Nine Percent of Refugees
The six wealthiest countries - which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries and territories are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today. Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, South Africa as well as the...
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Two Years Since War, Gaza Blockade Plunging Palestinians Deeper into Poverty
As the blockade imposed by Israel approaches its 9 th anniversary, it continues to devastate the lives and livelihoods of 1.8 million Palestinians living in Gaza. This collective punishment keeps people poor, denies them their rights and fails to make Israel safer, Oxfam said today. Oxfam Country...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sri Lanka Landslide and Flooding—Oxfam Launches Aid Effort
Oxfam is using its in-country aid stocks to provide essential household items and portable toilets to families hit by the Sri Lankan landslides and flood. A team of Oxfam aid workers is assessing the scale of the crisis and how best the agency can provide further help. Initial plans for Oxfam's...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
EU Ministers Must Change Course on Migration Cooperation with Africa
European foreign ministers meeting on Thursday to assess the six months since November’s Valletta Summit on migration from Africa must shift their focus to the urgent needs of people fleeing from violence and human rights abuses, said Oxfam and ICMC. As the death toll rises in the central...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Investor Announcements are One Step Towards Ending Tainted Agua Zarca Project
The Dutch Development Finance Company (FMO) and Finland’s Finnfund, two of the development banks backing the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras, yesterday announced they would seek an exit to their involvement in the project. In response, George Redman, Oxfam’s director in Honduras, said...
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Monday, May 09, 2016
Panama Papers Database Hugely Important - but Governments, not Whistleblowers, Should be Policing our Tax System
The publication of the Panama Papers database is a significant blow against tax dodgers but the public should not have to rely on whistleblowers to expose tax cheats, said Oxfam today. Oxfam is calling on politicians gathering in London for the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May to end the secrecy...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Donors Must Close $2 Billion Gap at Today’s UN El Nino Appeal Meeting
The international community must plug a $2 billion funding gap for countries hit by El Nino-related drought and storms. These have left a staggering 60 million people around the world facing crop failures and worsening hunger. The UN is convening a meeting of countries today (April 26) in Geneva to...
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