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DEC announces Gaza Crisis Appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee launched an appeal on Friday 8 August for people affected by the conflict in Gaza. Donations are already being accepted via the DEC website and 24 hour donations line.

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Press releases

Oxfam reaction to President Barroso’s speech at UN climate summit

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso gave a speech at the UN Climate Summit today, claiming the EU is setting a good example in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Coalition on carbon pricing welcome but no ‘silver bullet’ unless revenues help world’s poorest – Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes today's announcement by the World Bank Group on a new Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, made of 73 countries and more than 1,000 companies and investors. The coalition supports placing a price on carbon as a way to help... Read more

Half a trillion dollars, 650 million people affected, 112,000 lives lost: The unacceptable cost of extreme weather over last five years

The human and financial costs of climate change are spiralling out of control, Oxfam warns, as hundreds of thousands of people in London and around the world prepare to march for action. The march takes place before world leaders meet to discuss... Read more

Weather disasters have cost half a trillion dollars since world leaders last met to discuss climate change

Ban Ki-moon Climate Summit risks being lost opportunity to help stop climate change making people hungry

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