Date: Oct 2012

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Women and girls spend several hours a day collecting water often standing in baking heat. They then carry the heavy jerry cans home, either on their heads or tied to the end of poles.

Oxfam responds to The Human Security Report 2012

Ed Cairns Oxfam's Senior Policy Adviser on humanitarian advocacy research responds to The Human Security Report 2012 from Canada's Simon Fraser University. ...

Efforts to end global hunger are “flat-lining”, warns Oxfam, as UN figures show 870 million are still going short of food each day

Rising food prices and increased frequency of humanitarian crises may entrench hunger long term The international aid agency, Oxfam, has warned that efforts to bring an end...

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...

Fake tombstones are placed along the East River by members of the Control Arms Coalition to coincide with a diplomatic conference on the future Arms Trade Treaty in New York.  They are calling on the over 190 countries present to agree a strong global agreement that will bring the arms trade under control. July 24, 2012.  Andrew Kelly

Fighting for an Arms Trade Treaty at the UN General Assembly

I'm in New York, helping co-ordinate our plans with Control Arms Coalition colleagues, on the eve of the UN General Assembly First Committee (which deals with disarmament). Two months have passed...

Hot Chip Vinyl Emporium to play Scottish gig for Oxfam

Glasgow 'Takeover' is part of the UK's biggest charity music festival, Oxjam Oxfam and Domino have announced today that Hot Chip will be taking over the Oxfam music shop in Byres...

Time to stop the global land rush...

GET OUT You've got two minutes to get your things and get out. Stop crying. There's nothing you can do. Say goodbye to your home. It's gone. Not what you would expect...

Oxfam responds as flooding affects Pakistan

International aid agency Oxfam has started an emergency response to get aid to those affected by flooding in the Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. This is the third consecutive...

Your memories of Oxfam

Earlier this year we asked you for your memories of Oxfam, to help mark our 70th anniversary (this week!). Here are some of your responses. If you haven't yet, do share your memories of...

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