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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Thursday, April 07, 2011
Thousands Pour Over Ivory Coast Border with More on Their Way
Violent attacks and looting have forced thousands to flee Ivory Coast for Liberia over the past 24 hours, Oxfam said today. As battles continue to surround the presidential residence in Abidjan, serious violence against civilians is still reported in the west of the country.
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Rich Countries’ Failed Commitments Deprive Poor of $18bn
Faltering overseas aid figures announced today are depriving poor countries of a massive $18bn worth of life-saving aid, at a time when 64 million more people globally have been pushed into poverty by the financial crisis, Oxfam warned.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Poll: Majority in Five Major European Countries Back Robin Hood Tax
People across Europe have sent a clear message to their leaders to agree a financial transaction tax, known in many countries as the Robin Hood Tax, when they meet in Brussels on Thursday. A YouGov poll commissioned by Oxfam and carried out in six European countries found a majority of people in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy all support a Robin Hood Tax. More voters in the Netherlands support this tax than oppose it, the poll showed.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tsunami Appeal: Oxfam Japan to Fund Two Partners Helping Mothers and Babies, and Non-Japanese nationals
Oxfam Japan is appealing for public donations for two partner organizations, one that is assisting mothers and babies and the other providing information to non-Japanese speakers living in Japan.
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Wednesday, March 09, 2011
UN Action Needed to Help Thousands in DRC Stranded Without Assistance
On the day the UN’s head of emergency response, Valerie Amos, visits the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Oxfam urges the United Nations not to fail communities cut off from much-needed assistance. The UN must plan for funding that reflects the level of need on the ground and better protect communities from attack, says the international agency. Tens of thousands of people are stranded without help in the east of the country either because of insecurity or because of international funding shortfalls.
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Oxfam: European Parliament Sets the World Standard with an EU-wide Robin Hood Tax
The European Parliament today adopted a report advocating the EU press ahead with the introduction of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) on a unilateral basis to raise money for public goods, including development and climate change. The report was backed by MEPs from the whole political spectrum. Elise Ford, head of Oxfam International’s EU office, said:
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Crisis of Poor Quality Medicines Being Used as an Excuse to Push Up Prices for Poor
The proliferation of substandard, dangerous medicines in poor countries is being used by rich countries as an excuse to tighten intellectual property rules, boosting the profits of large pharmaceutical companies while making it harder for poor people to get access to the medicines they need, according to a report published today by international agency Oxfam.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Significant Humanitarian Needs Emerge as People Start to Return to Their Homes in Flood-Affected Sri Lanka
Many people are returning to their homes in flood-hit Sri Lanka but the humanitarian challenge has only just begun, international aid agency Oxfam said today.
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Thursday, January 06, 2011
A Year of Indecision Leaves Haiti’s Recovery at a Standstill
In a report released today, international agency Oxfam called on the Haitian authorities, with support from the international community, to move forward on plans to start rebuilding the shattered country and enable close to one million people still living in tents and under tarpaulins to resettle or return home.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Oxfam Scales Up Its Aid in Colombia as Worst Floods in 60 Years Hit Two Million People
Oxfam is today scaling up its aid effort to reach 200,000 people affected by the severe floods that have hit Colombia in recent weeks. The floods have affected more than two million people in 28 out of 32 districts in the country. The agency called on the international community for an increased aid response to the emergency, warning that the heavy rains are expected to continue for many more weeks. The flooding has resulted in the deaths of more than 200 people. A further 300,000 have been left homeless and are sheltering in temporary shelters.
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