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.

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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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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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