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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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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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Nineteen Agencies Call for Action to Prevent Another Christmas Massacre by Africa’s Most Brutal Rebel Group
The international community needs to act to prevent another Christmas massacre and the almost daily killing sprees by the most brutal and long-running rebel group in Africa said aid agencies in a new report released today. Massacres meted out by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) against remote communities in Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the past year have been among the worst in the LRA’s 20-year bloody history.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Oxfam Calls on Dirty Industries to Clean up Their Act and Stop Sabotaging the EU’s Fight Against Climate Change
Dirty industries are blocking the European Union from making more ambitious cuts to its greenhouse gas emissions while, at the same time, making millions in profits from existing environment policy, says a new report by international agency Oxfam.
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Monday, November 22, 2010
“Listen to Us to Protect Us” War-Affected Communities Tell UN Peacekeepers
UN peacekeeping missions worldwide – one of the key instruments to protect civilians trapped in armed conflicts - often fail to engage with the local communities they are meant to protect, according to international agency Oxfam.
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Friday, November 19, 2010
NATO Must Put Protection of Civilians at the Heart of Afghanistan ‘Transition’ Strategy, Warn Aid Agencies
International military forces must take urgent steps to protect civilians caught up in the escalating conflict as they plan for the handover of responsibility for security to the Afghan government, warned leading aid agencies today. The call comes as NATO leaders gather for a major summit in Lisbon on 19-20 November where they are expected to discuss the transition plan drawn up by US General Petraeus, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan.
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Friday, October 15, 2010
Pakistan Spends Double Paying Off Debt Than It Gets in Flood Aid
The international aid agency Oxfam today called for Pakistan’s $55bn debt to be dropped. Oxfam said that the debt must be cancelled because of the level of destruction caused by the recent unprecedented flooding and the massive costs of immediate relief and longer term reconstruction. The call comes in advance of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting today (Friday 15 October) in Brussels, when Foreign Ministers will address the country’s short and long term needs.
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Friday, October 15, 2010
Signs of Hope That International Community Might Be Getting Its Act Together to End World Hunger, says Oxfam
UN countries began to find common ground on some important and deep-seated problems contributing to global hunger, at a meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) that ends in Rome tomorrow.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Climate Funds Bypass Hardest Hit, New Global Climate Fund Needed – Oxfam Report
The poorest people who need the most help to adapt to a changing climate are largely being bypassed by the small amount of climate funds now being disbursed, says a new Oxfam report published today at the UN climate change talks in Tianjin, China.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Leading Development NGOs Urge EU Leaders to Act on Pakistan, the World’s Biggest Humanitarian Disaster Right Now
International development organizations Oxfam, Plan, Eurodad and Concern Worldwide called today on EU leaders, meeting tomorrow for the first time to examine Europe’s role as a global power, to shift gear in their response to Pakistan - currently the world’s biggest humanitarian disaster. 21 million people have been affected and the number continues to rise, as a severe health crisis is looming.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Drop in Number of Hungry People is More Due to Luck Than Good Policy
The world can halve global hunger within five years says a new Oxfam report launched today. The launch of " Halving World Hunger: Still Possible? " coincides with an announcement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped by 98 million to 925 million in the past year.
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