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, October 20, 2009
EU Double Standards Threaten to Leave Poor Countries without Medicines
New report by Oxfam International and Health Action International Europe. The European Union is contradicting world trade rules by putting the interests of big drug companies before the 2 billion people in the world who cannot access essential medicines, according to a new report issued today by Oxfam International and Health Action International Europe. The EU’s actions also undermine its obligations to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, as well as World Trade Organization agreements.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Looming Food Crisis in Cambodia’s Flood Affected Regions
A food crisis is looming in flood affected communities in Cambodia, international aid agency Oxfam warns. Oxfam estimates that 100,000 people are affected by the floods and 15,000 households are in need of immediate food assistance. Oxfam expects the situations to worsen if no coordination and urgent action are taken to deliver food assistance. Thus, Oxfam urges relevant government bodies, UN agencies, and other humanitarian organizations to find solutions to the food shortages.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009
US Joins Arms Trade Treaty Talks, but at High Price
Today's announcement by the US of support for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was welcomed by Oxfam International and Amnesty International, warning that Washington's support comes at a very high price.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
DR Congo: Civilian Cost of Military Operation is Unacceptable
The Congolese government's military operation in eastern Congo, Kimia II, backed by United Nations peacekeepers and aimed at neutralizing the threat from a Rwandan Hutu militia group, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), has resulted in an unacceptable cost for the civilian population, said 84 humanitarian and human rights groups in the Congo Advocacy Coalition today.
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Friday, October 09, 2009
Samoa Tsunami: Relief Is Only the First Step on the Road to Building Back Better
Just over a week after tsunami waves scoured the southern coast of Samoa, killing one per cent of the population and seriously affecting one out of every six people, the relief effort is still urgent. International agency Oxfam is stressing that recovery is not just about immediate relief - it is about longer-term development.
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Friday, October 09, 2009
Rich Countries Set to Condemn Billions to Grim Future
The rift between rich and poor countries has intensified because rich countries have not put serious money on the table to help poor countries adapt to the escalating impacts of climate change and develop on a low carbon pathway, international aid agency Oxfam said on the last day of UN climate negotiations in Bangkok.
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Wednesday, October 07, 2009
G8 Must Help Poor Countries Cope with Climate Change, Set Up Adaptation Fund
Major greenhouse gas emitters must help poor countries cope with climate change while recognizing the human rights and gender aspects of climate change, a panel of judges ruled at the Asian People’s Climate Court in Bangkok on Tuesday. The verdict outlined that there is a legal basis for reparation claims on the basis of existing international legal standards and conventions – to make good for damage in developing countries resulting from climate impacts which are triggered by historic emissions from industrialized countries.
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Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Talks for an Arms Trade Deal Going at Snail’s Pace as Figures Show Over 2,000 Die per Day from Armed Violence
Talks to establish an effective international treaty on the trade in conventional arms are going at a snail's pace because of self interest and delaying tactics by some major arms exporters, warned international agency Oxfam today. This diplomatic wrangling is taking place ahead of crucial UN talks this month and as figures show that tens of thousands continue to suffer from armed violence worldwide.
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Monday, October 05, 2009
Africa Speaks Out on Climate Change
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, Honorary President of Oxfam International and former UN commissioner for human rights, will hear testimony from people living on the climate front line at a special tribunal in Cape Town.
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Friday, October 02, 2009
Samoa Tsunami: People Staying Away from Devastated Villages
International agency Oxfam’s emergency team is at work in Samoa today responding to urgent needs. The immediate focus is to ensure survivors in remote rural areas have clean water and basic sanitation. Without coordinated action the public health situation is at risk of deteriorating if people become dehydrated and sickness spreads through an already traumatized population.
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