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, 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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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Number of Billionaires Doubles Since Financial Crisis as Inequality Spirals Out of Control
Rising inequality could set the fight against poverty back by decades (1) , Oxfam warned today as it published a new report showing that the number of billionaires worldwide has more than doubled since the financial crisis. (2) The report, Even it Up: Time to End Extreme Inequality , details how...
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Hidden Hunger Strips Away Dignity, Perpetuates Inequality and Destroys South Africans’ Potential to Prosper
One in four people in South Africa do not have enough to eat, and half the population is at risk of hunger, despite the country producing more than enough food. According to a new report by Oxfam, low incomes, rising costs, a lack of access to productive resources and climate change are amongst the...
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Friday, August 29, 2014
Oxfam calls on Western governments to offer haven as number of registered Syrian refugees reaches 3 million
Western and other rich countries should step up their efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, Oxfam said today after the number registered with UNHCR reached three million. Urgent action is necessary in order to respond to a growing regional crisis caused by increasing displacement, insufficient aid...
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