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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Friday, March 27, 2009
Humanitarian Crisis Imminent in Somali Refugee Camp
Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees will face a humanitarian emergency this year, unless urgent steps are taken to deal with a serious public health crisis unfolding in the Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya, international agency Oxfam warned in a new report issued today. The Kenyan government, international donors and aid agencies must all immediately take action to address the crisis, Oxfam said.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sea Level Rise Spells Increased Likelihood of Disaster for the World’s Poorest People
New science which predicts a rise in sea levels of one meter or more by the end of the century would spell disaster for the some of the world's poorest people, international agency Oxfam International said today (10 March 2009). The new forecasts, announced at an international meeting of climate scientists in Copenhagen, are based on research conducted since the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report which predicted a rise of 18-59 centimeters - less than half that predicted today.
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Thursday, March 05, 2009
Sudan Aid Crisis: Oxfam GB Pulls Back International Staff to Khartoum While it Appeals Decision to Revoke Registration
Oxfam Great Britain has begun to temporarily relocate international staff to Khartoum and some national staff to state capitals in Darfur while it appeals the Sudan government’s decision to revoke its registration to work in that country. The agency has had to hand over its laptops and communications equipment to the government. This will adversely affect its ability to carry out its work, which was reaching some 600,000 people across Darfur, in Khartoum state and the east of the country.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Rich countries and World Bank must stop pushing privatized health in poor countries
Rich country donors and the World Bank are wasting money and risking lives by continuing to push unproven and discredited private healthcare programs in poor countries, international agency Oxfam said today. Oxfam's warning comes in a new report ‘ Blind Optimism: Challenging the myths about private health care in poor countries '.
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Newswire article
Monday, February 02, 2009
UN Appeal on Gaza: Access for Aid Just as Crucial as Funding
As the UN is launching an appeal for funding to Gaza in Geneva today, aid agency Oxfam International insists that access of goods to the Strip is equally important as fundraising. Without further delay, Israel must allow for all existing crossings to function at maximum capacity, Oxfam said. Oxfam estimates that Israel is denying Gaza more than 50 percent of its normal minimum daily requirements, when the needs are even greater today after 3 weeks of heavy bombardments and conflict with Palestinian armed groups in the Strip.*
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The EU Passes Climate Change Burden to World’s Poorest
Europe's refusal to commit money to help poor people cope with climate change could derail the chances of reaching a fair climate deal in Copenhagen, warned Oxfam International today. The EU's Climate Change Communication, published today and due to be adopted by Member States in March, sets out Europe's position for the post-2012 negotiations.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Oxfam Closes Historic Tsunami Response
Oxfam International is preparing to close its response to Indian Ocean tsunami at the end of this month, four years after the disaster. Oxfam and its local partner organizations assisted 2.5 million people in seven tsunami-affected countries in the largest emergency program in its history.
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