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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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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

Oxfam response to FAO figures showing that the number of hungry people has fallen

Responding to Food and Agriculture Organisation's new figures showing the number of hungry people has fallen from 842 million to 805 million, Luca Chinotti, Oxfam's policy adviser, said:

Oxfam reaction to Aid Bill vote

Responding to the House of Commons' vote granting a second reading to the  International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill, Ben Phillips, Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Director, said: 

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