Christina Corbett

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Typhoon Haiyan - One Year On and 1 million people still living in dangerous conditions as typhoon season hits

One year after Haiyan struck the Philippines nearly 1 million people made homeless are still living in makeshift shelters and are dangerously exposed to future typhoons, said international aid agency...

Oxfam is tripling its aid in Ebola hit countries as the disease spirals out of control

International agency Oxfam is planning to triple its Ebola prevention programme in Sierra Leone and needs at least £10 million to help 2.5 million people at risk of catching the disease, it said...

The Middle East sits on a precipice as conflicts and politics take their toll

There are over 28 million people who need humanitarian aid in the Middle East, nearly half the UK population, Oxfam says today. The figures drawn from Iraq, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and...

Oxfam's response to the UN's review of funds needed for Syria

In response to the UN's review of funds needed for Syria and the regional refugee crisis today, Andy Baker, who leads Oxfam's response to the crisis in Syria and Iraq, said: ...

Oxfam calls for a ‘massive and rapid global surge’ in aid effort to avoid catastrophic hunger in South Sudan

Crisis reaches 'now or never moment' says agency as it launches public appeal International agency Oxfam called today for a massive and rapid global surge in the aid effort...

Safety nets unravelling and scores falling into debt to reach safety in South Sudan conflict

JUBA (17 January 2014) - Civilians fleeing from conflict in South Sudan are spiralling into debt and leaving behind important assets in their desperate search for safety. Aid agency Oxfam...

Oxfam reaction to the Savar building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Oxfam country director in Bangladesh, Gareth Price-Jones said: "The Savar tragedy is a reminder of the hidden cost of cheap clothes. Controversy surrounding the garment industry is well-documented...

Northern Mali will descend to emergency levels of food insecurity in less than two months if the security situation and humanitarian access to vulnerable communities do not improve

Northern Mali will descend to emergency levels* of food insecurity in less than two months if the security situation and humanitarian access to vulnerable communities do not improve, warned four...

Oxfam reaction to G8 Foreign Ministers' commitment to addressing the issue of sexual violence in conflict

In reaction to commitments made by G8 Foreign Ministers to address the issue of sexual violence in conflict, Oxfam acting-CEO, Penny Lawrence said:   "We welcome the G8's...

Northern Mali: food and fuel in short supply as stocks looted and traders fail to return

In areas of northern Mali the price of food and fuel is rocketing as supplies start to dry up after looting following recent military operations, and with traders who have fled the area failing to...