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, September 09, 2009
Oxfam International Demands Zero-Tolerance Toward Sex Crimes Committed in the Colombian conflict
International aid agency Oxfam today called for “zero-tolerance” toward sexual violence committed by all armed groups in Colombia. Thousands of women have been raped and sexually abused during the armed conflict, but the vast majority of perpetrators are not held to account for their crimes.
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Friday, September 04, 2009
$280 Billion Bailout for Poor Need Not Cost Ordinary Taxpayers Any More Money
G20 finance ministers meeting in London this weekend should provide a $280 billion bailout for millions of poor people struggling to survive the economic crisis, Oxfam said today.
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Thursday, September 03, 2009
Somalia Conflict: Camps Are 'Barely Fit for Humans'; International Response Inadequate
A total failure of the international community to deal effectively with the Somalia crisis and help end the war is resulting in a spiral of human suffering and exodus to neighboring countries, warns international agency Oxfam.
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Millions of Rural Poor in Nepal Could Face More Hunger as a Result of Climate Change; Situation 'Deeply Worrying'
Poor crop yields, water shortages and more extreme temperatures are pushing rural villagers closer to the brink as climate change grips Nepal, according to a new report launched by the international aid agency Oxfam.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
A Third of Afghans at Risk of Hunger Shows Need for Urgent Aid Reforms
Too few ordinary Afghans are benefiting from international aid efforts in their country, with a third of the population at risk of hunger, international aid agency Oxfam warned today. The agency said although billions of pounds have been given to Afghanistan as aid, it has been woefully insufficient to deal with legacy of three decades of conflict and chaos. The US spends $100m a day on security but the overall aid budget for all donors combined is less than $7m a day.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Pakistan: Three months after clashes began, Oxfam International Emphasizes Need for Voluntary, Safe Return of Displaced People
Three months after the clashes in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) began, aid agency Oxfam International emphasized the right of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to return voluntarily and the need to establish sustainable security in their home villages. Oxfam International praised the Government for agreeing to uphold international standards on the return of IDPs, but said a clear information campaign is needed to help displaced people make informed decisions about returning.
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Monday, July 06, 2009
Millions Face Climate-Related Hunger as Seasons Shift and Change
Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger - but this is just one of the multiple climate change impacts taking their toll on the world's poorest people - concluded a new report launched by Oxfam today (6 July 2009).
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Monday, July 06, 2009
More than 3 Million Face Death while Berlusconi and the G8 Fiddle
Aid money the G8 has promised but won’t deliver could save more than 3 million lives, Oxfam said today as leaders gathered for the summit in L’Aquila, Italy. These, and many more lives and livelihoods are at risk unless urgent action is taken to protect poor people from the triple threat of the economic crisis, rising food prices and climate change. Sub Saharan Africa alone is expected to lose $245bn this year as a result of the global slump but will receive only about $5bn in additional aid.
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Monday, July 06, 2009
More than 3 Million Face Death while Berlusconi and the G8 Fiddle
Aid money the G8 has promised but won’t deliver could save more than 3 million lives, Oxfam said today as leaders gathered for the summit in L’Aquila, Italy. These, and many more lives and livelihoods are at risk unless urgent action is taken to protect poor people from the triple threat of the economic crisis, rising food prices and climate change. Sub Saharan Africa alone is expected to lose $245bn this year as a result of the global slump but will receive only about $5bn in additional aid.
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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
African Crises Escalate as AU Leaders Meet in Libya
1.4 million homeless so far this year – five people forced to flee every minute of 2009, says Oxfam Over 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes so far this year as a result of significant increasing violence in DR Congo, Sudan and Somalia, international agency Oxfam said today, as heads of state gather at the AU Summit in Libya to discuss peace and security across the continent.
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