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, 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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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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Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Increasing Inequality Plunging Millions More Europeans into Poverty
Between 2009 and 2013, the number of Europeans living without enough money to heat their homes or cope with unforeseen expenses, known as “severe material deprivation”, rose by 7.5 million to 50 million people. These are among the 123 million people(1) - almost a quarter of the EU’s population – at...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Oxfam Praises Pope Francis’ Unprecedented Climate Change Call to Action
Protecting the world’s environment is the top of the Vatican’s agenda as today the Holy City released Pope Francis’ Encyclical (1) that for the first time focuses on climate change. In the correspondence, His Holiness stressed the need for us to improve our ways in order to prevent catastrophic...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Oxfam Reaction to EU Biofuels Debate by Energy Ministers
Commenting on the failure of EU Energy Ministers to reach agreement on EU biofuel policy today, Marc Olivier Herman, Oxfam’s biofuels expert said: “Today’s failure to reach a decision on EU biofuels policy must mark the end of countries complacent attitudes. All member states, especially...
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Monday, April 20, 2015
Oxfam Condemns Coalition Bombing of a Warehouse Containing Vital Humanitarian Aid
Oxfam has vehemently condemned yesterday's Coalition airstrike on one of its storage facilities in Saada Governorate in northern Yemen. Grace Ommer, Oxfam's country director in Yemen said: "This is an absolute outrage particularly when one considers that we have shared detailed information with the...
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Monday, January 19, 2015
Richest 1% Will Own More Than All the Rest by 2016
The combined wealth of the richest 1 percent will overtake that of the other 99 percent of people next year unless the current trend of rising inequality is checked, Oxfam warned today ahead of the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. The international agency, whose executive director...
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Arms Trade Treaty Enters Into Force Offering Fresh Hope for the Protection of Civilians in 2015
Campaigners hailed a “huge victory” as after more than a decade of campaigning, the Arms Trade Treaty today becomes international law at last. Oxfam has worked with the Control Arms coalition to make this treaty a reality. The treaty aims to set the highest standards for controlling the $85 billion...
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Climate Finance Action Plan Can Set Table for Paris Deal
In a new report, “Breaking the Standoff ” , Oxfam details how current pledges are out of step with the magnitude of need in developing countries and calls on world leaders to outline a robust new strategy to boost climate finance. Developed countries promised to mobilize $100 billion per year in...
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