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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Monday, July 18, 2016
Six Richest Countries Host Less than Nine Percent of Refugees
The six wealthiest countries - which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries and territories are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today. Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, South Africa as well as the...
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Two Years Since War, Gaza Blockade Plunging Palestinians Deeper into Poverty
As the blockade imposed by Israel approaches its 9 th anniversary, it continues to devastate the lives and livelihoods of 1.8 million Palestinians living in Gaza. This collective punishment keeps people poor, denies them their rights and fails to make Israel safer, Oxfam said today. Oxfam Country...
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sri Lanka Landslide and Flooding—Oxfam Launches Aid Effort
Oxfam is using its in-country aid stocks to provide essential household items and portable toilets to families hit by the Sri Lankan landslides and flood. A team of Oxfam aid workers is assessing the scale of the crisis and how best the agency can provide further help. Initial plans for Oxfam's...
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
EU Ministers Must Change Course on Migration Cooperation with Africa
European foreign ministers meeting on Thursday to assess the six months since November’s Valletta Summit on migration from Africa must shift their focus to the urgent needs of people fleeing from violence and human rights abuses, said Oxfam and ICMC. As the death toll rises in the central...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Investor Announcements are One Step Towards Ending Tainted Agua Zarca Project
The Dutch Development Finance Company (FMO) and Finland’s Finnfund, two of the development banks backing the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras, yesterday announced they would seek an exit to their involvement in the project. In response, George Redman, Oxfam’s director in Honduras, said...
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Monday, May 09, 2016
Panama Papers Database Hugely Important - but Governments, not Whistleblowers, Should be Policing our Tax System
The publication of the Panama Papers database is a significant blow against tax dodgers but the public should not have to rely on whistleblowers to expose tax cheats, said Oxfam today. Oxfam is calling on politicians gathering in London for the Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May to end the secrecy...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Donors Must Close $2 Billion Gap at Today’s UN El Nino Appeal Meeting
The international community must plug a $2 billion funding gap for countries hit by El Nino-related drought and storms. These have left a staggering 60 million people around the world facing crop failures and worsening hunger. The UN is convening a meeting of countries today (April 26) in Geneva to...
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Friday, April 22, 2016
Signing of Paris Climate Agreement Marks Key Moment to Turn Aspiration into Action
As more than 160 countries come together to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, taking a critical step towards its implementation, Oxfam calls on governments to continue to confront climate change collectively and turn their commitments into action, while strengthening their current pledges...
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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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