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, November 04, 2011
Robin Hood Tax Kicks Off in G20 Cannes
What should have been a watershed G20 summit for shared global prosperity fell short of its potential – but some of the strongest ideas, especially the Robin Hood Tax, did overcome the opposition of some countries, says international agency Oxfam. “It’s shameful that measures that could have helped pull millions of people out of poverty and contribute to global growth got ignored or paid lip-service,” said Oxfam spokesperson Luc Lampriere.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Oxfam: To Fully Observe Law, Obama's Fight Against LRA Must Focus on Civilian Protection
The widely lauded bipartisan May 2010 law that made way for President Obama’s recent decision to send troops to fight the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) must be fully enacted to include the promised full range of non-military strategies to demobilize the LRA, protect civilians and develop the region the humanitarian organization Oxfam said on Tuesday.
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Friday, October 14, 2011
Oxfam Calls on Palm Oil Company to Redress Violations of Communities’ Rights in Indonesia
Oxfam is demanding that the Malaysian multinational, Sime Darby, quickly rights wrongs at its palm tree plantation in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. In its report Land and Power published last month, Oxfam revealed a long-standing dispute on a palm oil plantation owned by Sime Darby, which dates from before Sime Darby purchased the plantation. Despite promises since 2007, Sime Darby has yet to take action to redress the situation.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Stepping Up Aid is Critical for Saving Lives and Futures in Pakistan
The gains made and the lives saved through flood-relief activities in Pakistan are in jeopardy as critical emergency-response supplies run low, the international aid agency, Oxfam, said today, calling on the donor community to urgently fund the response to the recent floods.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Oxfam Warns that Modern Day Land Rush is Forcing Thousands into Greater Poverty
Oxfam calls for British company to investigate the forced eviction of more than 20,000 Ugandans to make way for its plantations Oxfam today launches a major new report highlighting the growing pace of land deals brokered around the world, often to the peril of poor communities who lose their homes and livelihoods – sometimes violently – with no prior consultation, compensation or means of appeal.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Oxfam Warns of Looming Food Crisis in Afghanistan
Nearly 3 million people across Afghanistan are facing severe food shortages as a result of drought, Oxfam warned today as it called on donor governments to act now before the crisis becomes a catastrophe.
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Tuesday, August 02, 2011
East Africa’s Humanitarian Crisis Deteriorates Rapidly as Aid Effort Fails to Keep Pace
International agency Oxfam says governments and donors must act with greater urgency in the face of a deteriorating crisis and rising needs in East Africa. Donors must move beyond promises and immediately turn money pledged into action on the ground, as more than half a million people are at risk of starvation, the agency said. The agency said the international community is failing to keep pace with a crisis that is spiraling out of control.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
One Year on Pakistan Still Unprepared for Monsoon Floods
One year on from the worst flooding in its history, Pakistan is still not prepared for this year’s monsoon floods and other natural disasters, international aid agency Oxfam warned today.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
New Camp Stands Idle and Closed as Somali Refugees Pour into Kenya
Tens of thousands of Somali refugees fleeing the worsening food crisis and ongoing conflict in the Horn of Africa are being barred from a new aid camp that stands empty and unused while refugee families live in shocking conditions a few kilometers away, Oxfam said today. The agency urged the Kenyan and international governments to heed the UN Refugee Agency's call to open the camp and take quick action to ensure people have access to aid.
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Friday, July 08, 2011
Stepping up to the Horn
From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d’Ivoire or Libya, the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by disaster and tragedy over the last few years. Unfortunately, “slow-onset” humanitarian crises, such as the worsening drought in the Horn in Africa, have not received the same attention, leaving millions of women, men and children vulnerable to devastating hunger and malnutrition.
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