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, 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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Tuesday, February 09, 2016
UN Report Places Correct Emphasis on Need for Political Solutions to Crises
On the publication of the UN Secretary General's, Ban Ki Moon, report in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit , Oxfam's Humanitarian Representative, Charlotte Stemmer, said:; "The UN Secretary General's report places emphasis on the need for political solutions to solve some of the world’s...
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Newswire article
Monday, February 01, 2016
Flatlining Support for Syrians Needs Jolt at London Conference
Rich countries meeting in London this week must commit to real changes that will improve the lives of millions of Syrians, said Oxfam. The aid funding and resettlement places offered so far have often been so low as to be little more than token gestures. Syrians in need are waiting for actions not...
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Urgent Action Needed as South Africa Faces Maize Drop Linked to ‘Super’ El Nino
South Africa is facing its smallest maize harvest since 2007 this year as record-high temperatures and drought continue to hit its agricultural sector. According the government’s Crop Estimates Committee, only 7.44 million tons of maize is likely to be harvested in 2016 - that’s 25 percent less...
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Monday, January 18, 2016
62 People Own the Same as Half the World, Reveals Oxfam Davos Report
The Oxfam report An Economy for the 1% , shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010, a drop of 41 percent. This has occurred despite the global population increasing by around 400 million people during that period. Meanwhile, the...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Weather and War to Put Humanitarian System Under Unprecedented Strain in 2016
The effects of a super El Niño are set to put the world’s humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of strain in 2016 as it already struggles to cope with the fallout from conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and elsewhere. Oxfam estimates the El Niño weather system could leave tens of...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Delays in Cutting Emissions Set to Cost Developing Countries Hundreds of Billions of Dollars More
Developing countries’ economies face being crushed under the double burden of climate change adaptation costs of almost $800 billion and more than twice that in economic losses every year by 2050 if pledges to cut emissions are not improved, Oxfam warned today. In a new report released for COP21:...
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Monday, November 09, 2015
Climate Change Puts Millions at Risk of Falling into Poverty, World Bank Warns
Oxfam commended the World Bank for connecting the need to tackle climate change with the urgent fight to end poverty. In a new report, the Bank warned that more than 100 million additional people could be pushed into poverty by crop failures, floods, hunger, and other shocks caused by climate...
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Newswire article
Monday, October 19, 2015
UN Security Council Should Seize Opportunity to Restart Yemen Peace Process
In an open letter sent today, Oxfam, Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children, Action Contre La Faim and seven other agencies urge the UN Security Council to press parties in the Yemen conflict to implement an immediate ceasefire and kick-start the peace process. They also demand a new...
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Utterly Inadequate International Response for Syrians Both in and Outside Borders, says New Oxfam Report
The international community is proving utterly inadequate in helping Syrians both inside and outside their country. Oxfam’s damning verdict is in a new report today Solidarity with Syrians that analyzes the “fair shares” of rich and powerful countries to provide money, resettlement places for...
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