European leaders met in Brussels today at a summit to discuss tax. Whilst they are taking welcome steps to crack down on tax dodging, Oxfam says their efforts will do little to help poor countries. In response, Oxfam's Head of Development Finance and Public services, Emma Seery, said
"We recognise the fact that David Cameron is taking the tax agenda seriously enough to push for an automatic exchange of tax information...
UK-linked tax havens are the biggest G8 culprits
People using tax havens are depriving the world of more than $150 billion (£100bn) in lost revenue, enough money to end extreme poverty twice over, according to new figures published today by Oxfam.
A high proportion of this tax dodging is taking place on David Cameron and George Osborne's watch. Of the $18.47 trillion (£12tn) that Oxfam estimates is being held by individuals...
In response to today's keynote speech by Dr Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Oxfam's Senior Health Policy Advisor Dr Mohga Kamal Yanni, said:
"The World Bank is becoming a major champion on Universal Health Coverage and we applaud President Kim's leadership on this issue. Universal coverage cannot happen without major, scaled up public investments in health; the...
Oxfam calls for radical change in way world deals with ever increasing numbers of people at risk of calamity
Governments and aid agencies have to tackle the politics and power at the heart of the increasing effects of climate change, rising inequality and people's vulnerability to disasters according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam.
The report, No Accident: Resilience...
Syria crisis: Funding urgently needed to provide assistance to over 1.4m Syrian Refugees
With temperatures set to soar up to 40˚C in the coming weeks, international agency Oxfam has warned that the warmer weather will increase health-related risks for Syrian refugees. The aid agency says the most vulnerable, such as the elderly, women and young children, are already facing serious health risks due to...
Jane Lonsdale, Acting Country Director of Oxfam in Myanmar said:
"Oxfam is very relieved that Cyclone Mahasen did not cause damage to vulnerable communities; if a serious cyclone were to hit Myanmar, the casualties and losses could be huge."
""The communities of Rakhine remain very vulnerable, particularly the 140,000 displaced people living in camps, some still in tents. This...