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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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Oxfam Aware of Situation Following Large Earthquake in Haiti and Poised to Respond
Statement from Jane Cocking, humanitarian director of Oxfam on Haiti earthquake: "At this stage it is too early to tell the severity of the earthquake in Haiti, but the early signs are not good with communications down across the country. "Oxfam has its emergency response team for Latin America based in Haiti so we are well prepared, with a public health, water and sanitation team in Port-au-Prince ready to respond. We also have emergency supplies in Panama that we are preparing to send in as soon as possible."
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Thursday, January 07, 2010
World Needs to Act Now to Prevent New Sudan War, Ten Aid Agencies Warn
Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa's longest and deadliest wars, ten aid agencies warned today.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Gaza’s Civilians, Still Unable to Rebuild One Year After Operation Cast Lead, ‘Betrayed’ by International Community
The international community has betrayed the people of Gaza by failing to back their words with effective action to secure the ending of the Israeli blockade which is preventing reconstruction and recovery, say a group of 16 leading humanitarian and human rights groups in a new report released today ahead of the anniversary of the start of Israel's military offensive in Gaza.
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Monday, December 21, 2009
UN Climate Negotiations Need Overhaul If We Are to Avoid 4 Degrees Warming
The UN climate talks must be rescued from the shambles of Copenhagen by revolutionising the way the negotiations are carried out so that a deal can be delivered in 2010 and the chaos witnessed in Copenhagen is never repeated.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
UN Publishes Results of Two Years of Climate Talks
The results of discussions in two parallel negotiating tracks showed some progress on the detail but left all the big questions unanswered, including what legal form the agreement in Copenhagen will take, the scale of the climate finance package, and the level of rich country emissions reductions. Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director for Oxfam International said: “Like builders trying to construct a house before fixing the foundations, negotiators have spent two years attempting to piece together a deal without any political agreement on the big issues.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Climate Change Undermining Human Rights on an Unprecedented Scale
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights, delivered a global verdict on the human cost of climate change today. The judgment was passed at the world's first international climate hearing, hosted by Oxfam International during Humanitarian Day at the Copenhagen Climate Summit. It was later passed to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, to ensure its delivery to the 192 countries currently negotiating the climate deal.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Danish and Emerging Economies Proposal for a Climate Deal
Proposals from Denmark, which is chairing the climate negotiations, and the emerging developing economies the content of a final deal in Copenhagen have emerged today. Antonio Hill, Oxfam International Climate Advisor said, “Like ants in a room full of elephants poor countries are at risk of been squeezed out of the climate talks in Copenhagen. As the talks ramp up and the big players put forward their proposals for the deal it is vitally important that vulnerable countries are part of the debate.”
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Monday, December 07, 2009
$200bn – The Price of Success in Copenhagen
$200bn could mean the difference between success and failure in Copenhagen said Oxfam International as the UN climate summit in the city today. TheSummit marks the culmination of two years of international negotiations on a deal to prevent catastrophic climate change. Rich countries could set off a chain reaction that leads to success in Copenhagen if they put forward at least $200bn per year in new public funds to help poor countries reduce their emissions and adapt to a changing climate.
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Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Humanitarian Agencies Call for Aid Based on Afghans' Needs, Not the Military's
As the US prepares to deploy additional troops, the ACBAR coalition representing over 100 Afghan and international aid agencies urged donors to address the need for principled humanitarian assistance independent of political and military goals, ranging from aid for refugees to mobile health services.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Lackluster Food Summit Offers Crumbs
International agency Oxfam gave the 2009 UN World Food Summit a 20% overall rating as delegates left Rome today without tackling many of the biggest challenges of food security and agriculture. The one kernel of optimism was that all countries had at least sanctioned a process to reform global food governance.
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