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, 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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Thursday, September 09, 2010
Oxfam Warns of Severe Health Crisis in Pakistan as Flood Funding Stalls
International aid agency Oxfam today warned of a public health catastrophe in flood-hit Pakistan. The aid agency said while funding had stalled in recent weeks, the number of cases of reported disease, numbers of people displaced, and numbers of people affected by the floods continue to rise each day.
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Monday, August 16, 2010
Lack of funds for West Africa Food Crisis Forces UN to Make Agonizing Decision
The World Food Program (WFP) in Niger, the country worst-hit by the West Africa food crisis, has been forced to make an "agonizing" decision to abandon plans to provide emergency food to families with children over the age of two because of a huge funding shortfall, says international agency Oxfam.
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Monday, August 16, 2010
Pakistan’s Humanitarian Forum Calls for Urgent International Support
Having described the floods as the most debilitating natural disaster in the country's history, Pakistan's government has requested international support. The government has suspended expenditures from its already meager development budget, and shifted its limited resources to the relief effort.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Pakistan Floods: Mega Disaster Needs Mega Response
The floods that have engulfed Pakistan over the last week are a mega disaster and the world needs to mount a mega response to ensure the millions affected get the help they need, international aid agency Oxfam said today as it called for a "gear shift" in the response to the crisis.
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
AU Summit: Less Rhetoric and More Action Needed to Save Women and Childrens' Lives
As African leaders return home from the AU Summit, they must now take immediate action to implement the maternal and child health promises they have made here, a coalition of civil society organisations said today. The coalition said the summit's final declaration included some positive steps that if fully implemented could save the lives of millions of African women and children. Yet it will be meaningless if it is not now acted upon. The coalition includes Fair Play for Africa, FEMNET, Oxfam, Save the Children and the White Ribbon Alliance.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Female Condoms Ignored by Donors
HIV and AIDS women's health advocates at the International AIDS Conference have criticized the lack of funding and policy support from international donors and governments for female condoms, which are a critical woman-initiated tool for fighting the HIV epidemic.
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Climate Cash Must Not Increase Developing Countries' Debt
Oxfam has today warned that the $100 billion a year pledged by rich nations to help fight climate change could fail the poorest people, if recent moves to deliver climate cash as loans continue. Oxfam’s report, Climate Finance Post-Copenhagen: The $100 billion questions , comes as UN climate negotiations re-open for the first time since last year’s summit in Copenhagen.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Rich Country Donors Still Well Off-Track on Their Aid Commitments
Today's figures, from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), show that although there has been a fraction of an increase in total aid, from $122 to $123 billion, the amount of aid has actually fallen by $3.5 billion when compared with last year’s prices.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Europe Must Step Up to its Global Responsibility and Play Its Part in Rescuing the Millennium Development Goals
Testifying at the European Parliament today, the ‘W8' - a group brought together by Oxfam from Mali, Georgia, Thailand, Nicaragua, The Philippines, Bangladesh, Malawi and India - backed Oxfam's call for Europe to adopt a "rescue package" to get the MDGs back on track.
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