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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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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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Many Countries Failing Test of Political Will to Implement Oil and Mining Industry Anti-Corruption Initiative
Tuesday, March 9 marks the deadline for candidate countries to complete external "validation" of their implementation of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), a voluntary initiative to increase transparent and accountable management of natural resource wealth. Of the 22 countries subject to the deadline, the fact that 20 have not completed validation will further test the credibility of the EITI process.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Rich Countries Have No Excuse for Broken Aid Promises
Responding to OECD predictions that 2010 will see overseas aid stand at a staggering $21bn lower than promised, Head of Oxfam Campaign, Emma Seery said:
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Climate Change and Water Shortages Closing in on Tajikistan and Central Asia
The people of Tajikistan, many already feeling the strains of climate change, will be increasingly afflicted over the next 40 years unless immediate action is taken to mitigate the effects, according to a new report released today by Oxfam.
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Friday, February 12, 2010
Haiti Earthquake One Month On: Oxfam says ‘Still A Mountain to Climb’ in Haiti
International agency Oxfam warns today a Herculean effort is still needed if public health in Haiti is not to deteriorate. Time is pressing as there are only six weeks before the start of the raining season. The agency said there have been enormous and successful efforts in getting clean water and food to people since the quake hit exactly a month ago. To date, Oxfam has provided assistance to about 100,000 people and continues to scale up operations, planning to reach at least 500,000 people by the end of July.
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Monday, February 08, 2010
Survey Shows Few Haitians Willing to Move Far to Camps Outside the City
Less than a third of people living in one of the largest camps in Port au Prince say that they are willing to move to camps sited outside the city according to a snap-shot survey carried out by international agency Oxfam. If the new improved camps are established close to where they used to live then the proportion willing to move leaps to nearly three quarters.
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Friday, February 05, 2010
G7 MustTake on Emergency Recovery Plan for Haiti, Global Economic Crisis
G7 finance ministers meeting in Canada this weekend must agree to a Financial Transaction Tax to leverage billions needed to help poor nations deal with the impact of the global economic crisis, international agency Oxfam International said today. The G7 ministers and central bankers who are meeting in Iqaluit must also ensure that devastated Haiti is not left saddled with crippling debts as it recovers from the recent earthquake. Oxfam is asking G7 finance ministers to:
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Friday, January 29, 2010
Four Billion People Threatened by Water Shortages if World Leaders Stumble at 2010’s First Climate Change Hurdle
World leaders are set to fail their first test on climate change since Copenhagen and put the world on track for almost four degrees of warming, said Oxfam International today, ahead of the 31 January deadline for countries to submit emission reduction targets under the Copenhagen Accord.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Aid Agencies Sound the Alarm on the Militarization of Aid in Afghanistan
As Foreign Ministers gather in London for a major conference on Afghanistan, leading aid agencies warn that the international militaries' use of aid as a "non-lethal" weapon of war may even be putting Afghans at greater risk.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
New Global Education Fund Needed for 72 Million Children
International efforts to provide universal basic education in the poorest countries are now failing because of poor governance of the world’s education financing body and lack of investment by donors.
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