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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Thursday, August 21, 2014
World Must Suspend Arms Sales to Protect Civilians as Gaza Violence Escalates Again
After ceasefire talks collapsed and violence erupted yet again, Oxfam today called on all states to immediately suspend transfers of arms or ammunition to Israel and any Palestinian armed group while there is serious risk that they could be used to violate international humanitarian law. The agency...
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Monday, July 28, 2014
General Mills takes bold stand for climate action
Oxfam welcomes General Mills’ commitments to act following tremendous public pressure Oxfam welcomed today’s commitment from General Mills to implement industry-leading measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chains and press for political action to address climate change. The...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Groups Ask Treasury Dep. to Ease Restrictions on Money Transfers to Somalia
Thousands of families across Somalia are under threat due to the recently announced closures of money transfer companies’ bank accounts, international agencies Adeso and Oxfam warned today. The organizations called on the US Department of the Treasury and its regulatory agencies, whose regulations are responsible for the bank account closures, to ensure that Somali-Americans are able to send life sustaining money to their loved ones.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Big Ten Food Companies Emitting as Much as the "World’s 25th Most Polluting Country"
The “Big 10”, Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Mondelez International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, should be capable of cutting their combined emissions by a further 80 million tons by 2020, says Oxfam. This would be equivalent to taking all of the cars in Los Angeles, Beijing, London, and New York off the road.
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Monday, April 07, 2014
Emissions Must Be Cut If We Are to Tackle Hunger
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today opens its meeting in Berlin to finalize its landmark report on cutting global emissions. This comes just a week after it met in Japan, where governments acknowledged that climate change will have a bigger affect on food production than stated in the IPCC’s previous report seven years ago.
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Reforming International Tax System Must be Priority of G20
The G20 must take necessary steps to reform the international taxation system to stop wealthy tax dodgers, beginning at its Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting this weekend (22-23 Feb) in Sydney. Oxfam says that billions of dollars are lost each year in tax loopholes and avoidance. This gap must be plugged. Much of this money should be spent on services such as health and education in developing countries, helping to lift people out of poverty and reduce their dependence on aid.
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Thursday, January 02, 2014
Growing Humanitarian Impact of the Political Crisis in South Sudan: Oxfam Response
Responding to the growing humanitarian impact of the political crisis in South Sudan, Emma Drew, Oxfam's South Sudan Acting Country Director said from Juba: "Oxfam is concerned about the growing humanitarian needs in Awerial, Lakes State, for the 75,000 people who have fled from the conflict in Jonglei. We have deployed a rapid response team today to urgently support in the delivery of clean water, construction of latrines, and public health promotion.
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Oxfam Launches New Appeal to Help Refugees from Syria and Warns of Increased Health Risks as Winter Begins to Bite
Aid agency Oxfam is today launching a major appeal to help families affected by the Syria Crisis get through the harsh winter months – and beyond. Temperatures in Lebanon and Jordan are already plunging but the worst of the winter is yet to come. Many people are only wearing the thin summer clothes they fled from Syria in and those living in tents are sleeping on just a bare mat or thin mattress on the cold winter ground. More refugees in vulnerable areas
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Monday, December 02, 2013
Somalia Region Hit by Cyclone Urgently Needs Aid, Agencies Say
Over 100,000 people devastated by the recent cyclone in Somalia are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, aid agencies report. The tropical cyclone that hit the Puntland region of Somalia earlier this month resulted in the death of at least 80 people, mostly children and the elderly, and is estimated to have killed more than 100,000 livestock. Pastoralist communities appear the hardest hit.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
What Can Governments Do at the UN Climate Talks in Wake of Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
Speaking on the second day of the United Nations Climate Change talks in Warsaw Kelly Dent, Oxfam’s spokesperson said; “Oxfam and other agencies are right now working hard to get aid such as clean water and sanitation to communities in the Philippines that have been devastated by the typhoon. “Governments are also providing much needed assistance to the relief efforts but this does not absolve them from their responsibilities to work just as urgently here at the Climate Change talks in Warsaw to take appropriate action.
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