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, 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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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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