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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Friday, May 18, 2012
G8 Food Security Alliance Answers Question Hungry People Have Not Asked
International agency Oxfam warned that today’s announcement of the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" focuses too heavily on the role of the private sector to tackle the complex challenges of food insecurity in the developing world. The organization called instead for G8 leaders to keep the promises they have already made to help developing countries invest in sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Millions of People Across the Sahel Will Be Left Hungry in the Coming Months unless funding shortage is addressed
A huge gap in funding for aid projects aimed at preventing the deepening food crisis in the Sahel is threatening to leave millions of people hungry in the coming months, a coalition of aid agencies has warned today. Action Against Hunger, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision are aiming to provide emergency assistance to nearly 6 million people across the region but say they have so far been able to secure funding for less than a third of this essential work. Nearly US$250 million is needed by all four agencies, but only $52 million has been raised so far.
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Military Action Against LRA Rebels Risks New Wave of Retaliations, Charities Warn
Renewed military action against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) risks triggering further devastation for local people in DR of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan unless more is done to protect civilians and prevent retaliations by one of Africa’s most brutal rebel groups, ten local organizations and international agencies said today.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Oxfam Calls for Greater Scrutiny of Hedge Funds and Banks Used to Finance Development
The international agency is concerned that the new model of lending, increasingly used by development finance institutions such as the World Bank’s private sector investment arm, the International Finance Corporation, is having a negative impact on the lives of the poorest people particularly when used in investments affecting access to land and other natural resources.
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Thursday, April 05, 2012
Oxfam Warns Sanctions Could Be a Tipping Point as Malians Face a Triple Food, Security and Political Crisis
International agency Oxfam today warned that sanctions imposed on Mali could have devastating consequences on 3.5m people already at risk of hunger, if humanitarian needs are not safeguarded. The agency called for countries in the region to review the imposition of sanctions to ensure populations are protected, and promote diplomatic efforts to find a political solution that would allow basic needs to be met in conditions of peace and security.
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Friday, March 30, 2012
Conflict in Mali Disrupts Fragile Food Markets and Threatens to Escalate Food Crisis in West Africa
Growing insecurity in Mali and northern Nigeria is disrupting the supply of food to communities suffering from a major food crisis affecting 13 million people in West Africa, said international aid agency Oxfam today.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Niger Communities Say They Will Run Out of Food Before Next Harvest, Joint Study Shows
According to a recent field study conducted in communities in western and eastern Niger, between 70 and 90 per cent of people estimate their food stocks will run out before the next harvest , creating an imminent ‘hunger gap’. A full 100 percent of families surveyed say they have already reduced the amount of food consumed each day because they do not have enough to eat.
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Monday, November 28, 2011
Extreme Weather Endangers Food Security Worldwide
In the last year extreme weather events shocked global markets contributing to soaring wheat prices and imperiling food security in many parts of the world, according to research compiled by Oxfam at the start of the Durban climate talks .
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Friday, November 04, 2011
Robin Hood Tax Kicks Off in G20 Cannes
What should have been a watershed G20 summit for shared global prosperity fell short of its potential – but some of the strongest ideas, especially the Robin Hood Tax, did overcome the opposition of some countries, says international agency Oxfam. “It’s shameful that measures that could have helped pull millions of people out of poverty and contribute to global growth got ignored or paid lip-service,” said Oxfam spokesperson Luc Lampriere.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Oxfam: To Fully Observe Law, Obama's Fight Against LRA Must Focus on Civilian Protection
The widely lauded bipartisan May 2010 law that made way for President Obama’s recent decision to send troops to fight the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) must be fully enacted to include the promised full range of non-military strategies to demobilize the LRA, protect civilians and develop the region the humanitarian organization Oxfam said on Tuesday.
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