On Wednesday March 20th, the UK Government finally kept to its 43 year old promise and announced it will be spending 0.7% of national income on aid.
The UK is now the first G8 (forum for the eight world's wealthiest countries) country to meet this promise and the 6th country of the original 22 who met way back in 1970.
This is fantastic news because effective aid can have a huge impact on people's lives. The UK's aid...
Hunger and malnutrition in childhood will trap almost a billion young people in poverty by 2025. That's why we are part of 'Enough Food for Everyone IF' - the largest coalition of its kind in the UK since Make Poverty History in 2005 - launched today in Cardiff and across the UK.
The group warns that in a world where there is enough food for everyone, the scandal of children growing up hungry also imposes...
Oxfam has warned that urgent action must be taken now if we are to prevent a full scale humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa. Drought, high food prices, entrenched poverty and regional conflict are behind the crisis. That is why we have launched a £23m emergency appeal to help reach more than 1 million people if the affected countries.
Malnutrition rates hover between 10% and 15% in the affected areas of...
With many people in Wales failing to make ends meet, Stephen Doughty, Head of Oxfam Cymru fears that the cuts announced in the most recent budget (21 March 2012) could be catastrophic for those families who are already struggling.
"It is a farce to call this a 'Robin Hood' Budget when many measures fail to support the poorest people in Wales and those who have already lost their jobs.
"The Chancellor is wrong...
In true Oxfam Cymru style our staff and volunteers dressed up and took to the Senedd in Cardiff to raise support for the Robin Hood Tax.