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 11, 2012
World Bank Must Advance Universal Health Coverage
Civil society groups representing 40 countries will meet with World Bank president Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank annual meetings today asking that he support developing countries to achieve universal health coverage. They will present Kim with an open letter, signed by 110 organizations from every region of the world, including the Ghana Universal Healthcare Campaign, World Vision, and Oxfam asking him to ensure the World Bank assists all people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, to access health services.
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Monday, October 08, 2012
New Survey Reveals Somalia’s Food Crisis Remains Critical and Likely to Worsen in Coming Months
A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country over the coming months, risking a prolonged humanitarian crisis well into next year.
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Thursday, October 04, 2012
Land Sold Off in Last Decade Could Grow Enough Food to Feed a Billion People
Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last decade, enough to grow food for a billion people says international development agency Oxfam. This is the equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world todayIn its new report, Our Land, Our Lives, Oxfam warns that more than 60 per cent of investments in agricultural land by foreign investors between 2000 and 2010 were in developing countries with serious hunger problems. However, two thirds of those investors plan to export everything they produce on the land.
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Monday, September 17, 2012
Europe’s Thirst for Biofuels Spells Hunger for Millions, as Food Prices Shoot Up
Land used to power European cars with biofuels for one year could produce enough wheat and maize to feed 127 million people, Oxfam reveals ahead of today’s important EU Energy Ministers’ meeting. With the world’s poorest at greater risk of hunger as a result of spiraling food prices, the international agency is calling on the EU to rethink its dangerous love affair with biofuels.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Families at Risk in Pakistan Monsoon: Inadequate Resources to Cope with Floods Emergency
Lack of funds and limited relief stocks will severely hamper the Pakistan government’s and aid agencies’ ability to respond to further flooding this monsoon season, a consortium of 51 international and more than 150 national humanitarian organizations warned today.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Yemen Food Crisis: People Left Without Aid as Funding Fails to Arrive
Tens of thousands of people will be left without aid in Yemen’s hunger crisis unless more money is urgently given to the aid effort, Oxfam and Islamic Relief warned today. Nearly a quarter of the population are in need of emergency aid to survive because they do not have enough food to eat.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Rio 1992 Connected the Environment and Development. Rio+20 Looks Like Splitting Them Up
The Rio+20 Summit will fail if it agrees to current proposals, which risk worsening the divide between environment and development efforts, warned anti-poverty and environmental campaigners today. Agreement on Sustainable Development Goals is expected to be one of the major outcomes from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, which starts on Wednesday, 20 June in Rio de Janeiro.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
International Pressure Mounts Over Gaza Blockade
Fifty international charities and United Nations Agencies have unanimously called for the lifting of the blockade of Gaza. The organizations have published a simple three line statement to mark the fifth anniversary of the tightening of the blockade of the Strip. It reads: For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law. More than half of these people are children. We the undersigned say with one voice: “End the blockade now.”
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Robin Hood Tax Would Boost Growth and Help Poor
The international agency’s call comes as a fresh assessment by the European Commission of the effect its proposed FTT would have on the European economy adds to a growing body of evidence that it would be positive. Oxfam is part of the international Robin Hood Tax campaign calling for a financial transaction tax to raise money to help poor people at home and abroad hit by the economic crisis and to combat climate change.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Yemen on Brink of Hunger Catastrophe Aid Agencies Warn
Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today (23 May 2012) with 10 million people – 44 percent of the population – without enough food to eat. The aid agencies warned that malnutrition rates recorded by the UN in some parts of the country were alarming, with one in three children severely malnourished.
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