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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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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Monday, November 11, 2013
Race Against Time to Reach Communities Devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts after one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Philippines in years. The international agency is looking to raise $16 million to reach half a million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Oxfam’s Deputy Humanitarian Director, Graham Mackay, said: “This is one of the worst natural disasters in years to hit the region and it will be a race against time to get help to the communities that have been devastated.”
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Brazilian State Prosecutor to Investigate Land Grab Highlighted by Oxfam
Following the release of Oxfam’s report, Nothing sweet about it , describing the growing threat of land grabs in the sugar industry, Silvia Regina, the Brazilian State prosecutor overseeing the State of Pernambuco, announced last week that the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) will launch an investigation into delays in resolving one of the cases highlighted in the report.
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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
New FAO Hunger Figures: Oxfam Warns of Alarmingly Slow Progress in Fight Against Hunger
New estimates today from the Food and Agriculture Organization which show that the number of hungry people has gone down by 26 million in the last year is good news but highlight that the fight against hunger is progressing alarmingly slowly, said Oxfam. The figures also show the number of hungry people in both Sub Saharan Africa and West Asia has increased by 1 million compared to 2008/9 estimates. Oxfam’s food and agriculture advisor, Luca Chinotti, said:
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Friday, September 27, 2013
Oxfam Reaction to 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report
Reacting to the report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Tim Gore, Oxfam’s Grow Campaign Head of Policy said; "The latest climate science affirms what small scale farmers around the world are telling us, seasons are changing, weather is increasingly extreme and unpredictable making it tougher to feed their families.
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Monday, September 23, 2013
A Hotter World Is a Hungrier World Warns Oxfam Ahead of IPCC Report
Climate change will leave families caught in a vicious spiral of falling incomes, rising food prices, and declining quality of food, leading to a devastating impact on the health of millions, Oxfam warns today.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Up to 25 Million More Europeans at Risk of Poverty by 2025 if Austerity Drags On
If left unchecked, austerity policies could put between 15 and 25 million more Europeans at risk of poverty by 2025 – nearing the population of the Netherlands and Austria combined. This would bring the number of people at risk of poverty in Europe up to 146 million, over a quarter of the population, warns international agency Oxfam as EU Finance Ministers meet in Vilnius tomorrow.
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Monday, June 03, 2013
Governments Sign Historic Global Treaty to Regulate the $85bn Arms Trade
“The signing of the Arms Trade Treaty gives hope to the millions affected by armed violence every day.” —Anna Macdonald, Oxfam’s Head of Arms Control Millions of lives to be protected as poorly regulated arms trade is brought under control History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) designed to protect millions living in daily fear of armed violence and at risk of rape, assault, displacement and
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