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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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Ballet Star Calls for More Protection of Refugee Children and Announces Artistic Project with Oxfam
Global ballet star Irina Kolesnikova is swapping her dancing shoes to join some of the 3000 or more refugees now stranded after the closure of the so called “Western Balkans Route”. Irina is using her trip to two refugee reception centers on the Macedonian-Serbian border to raise awareness for the...
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Monday, April 18, 2016
Lampedusa One Year On: EU Still Failing to Deal with Migration Crisis as Death Toll Rises
Despite 800 people drowning off Lampedusa in the Mediterranean on this day last year, Europe is still failing to deal effectively with the migration crisis. Vulnerable people seeking safety and dignity remain at risk of death, torture and exploitation as they try to reach and cross the...
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Deportations of Refugees and Migrants from Greece Must be Halted as Fears of Human Rights Violations Grow
Deportations of refugees and migrants from Greece to Turkey must be halted immediately and people wanting to seek asylum should not be kept in detention, said Oxfam, Norwegian Refugee Council and Solidarity Now today in Greece. Refugees could be returned to Turkey without having had a proper asylum...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Commission’s Selective Tax Transparency Proposal Leaves Most of the World in the Dark
The European Commission has missed yet another chance to effectively end tax havens, campaigners say. Today’s proposal on tax transparency limits public country-by-country reporting to the EU and an arbitrary list of tax havens. This makes it impossible to effectively combat tax havens which have...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Rich Countries have Resettled Just 1.39% of Syrian Refugees, Need to Step up Efforts
Rich countries have resettled only 1.39 percent of the nearly five million Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 10 percent of people who need to be urgently offered a safe haven. As wealthy states meet in Geneva on 30 March to discuss the Syria refugee crisis, Oxfam urges them to redouble their...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Recent Western Sahara developments pose a threat to regional stability
Oxfam today expressed deep concern that recent events could exacerbate Western Sahara tensions and put the region on the brink of armed conflict. These developments include the expulsion from Western Sahara of 73 civilian peacekeepers and the closure of the Dakhla liaison office to the Western...
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Oxfam Suspends Aid Operations in Moria Camp in Protest to the Suspension of Migrants’ Rights by the EU and Turkey
Oxfam has today suspended all of its operations in the Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos, in response to the deteriorating treatment of migrants due to the recent deal struck between the EU and Turkey. Over the last few days, there has been a jump in the number of people on the move...
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Friday, March 18, 2016
EU and Turkey Deal Trades Human Beings for Political Concessions
EU leaders today are set to strike a deal with Turkey that will see all people entering Greece irregularly via the Aegean Sea returned to Turkey. In exchange, the EU will resettle one Syrian refugee for each one returned. Oxfam’s migration policy lead, Sara Tesorieri, said: "EU and Turkish leaders...
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Fiji Government Trying to Contact Tropical Cyclone Winston Blackspots as Death Toll Rises
The Fijian Government is still trying to contact areas that haven’t been heard from since being struck by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston on the weekend. Oxfam in the Pacific Regional Director Raijeli Nicole said communication blackspots were making it very hard to assess damage and determine the...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The World’s Poorest Should Not Pay for the Security and Defense of Europe
Governments across Europe are planning to divert scarce development aid budgets to cover security and defense costs, anti-poverty campaigners understand. Proposals that aid money can be used for ‘preventing violent extremism’, police training and financing security costs are being mooted behind...
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