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Jonaid Jilani works as a press officer for the Oxfam media unit and works with Ethnic media in the UK.
Before joining Oxfam in 2009, Jonaid worked for Muslim Aid as a Communications Manager. He also has a background in film and video production and has worked extensively with ethnic TV channels in the UK.
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RT @oxfamgbpress Oxfam Swifter action is required to protect conflict displaced people from approaching #Myanmar cyclone http//t.co/pB8Q…
15 May 2013
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...
Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on people displaced by ethnic conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar.
"Oxfam welcomes the steps being taken by the government to ensure all affected communities including those displaced by ethnic conflict are relocated to safe places but swifter action is needed to ensure people are moved before the storm hits" says...
In response to Primark's statement on compensation for people affected by the Bangladesh Savar building collapse. Oxfam's Bangladesh Country Director Gareth Price Jones said:
"Primark's decision to compensate survivors and families who lost loved ones in the Bangladesh Savar building collapse is welcome - other companies who had premises in the building should follow their example.
In response to the International Development Committee report on UK Aid to Pakistan which was launched today, Oxfam's Shaheen Chughtai said:
"Pakistani authorities should work much harder to ensure wealthier citizens and profitable companies pay their fair share of tax. The Pakistani government should also step up anti-corruption efforts. But tax reforms and anti-corruption initiatives will take time. In the meantime, we should...
Families need help to rebuild lives in long and invisible crisis, warn agencies
International agency Oxfam today (16th October) called on the International Community for support to help the people affected by the tropical storm that hit the remote islands on the southeast coast of Bangladesh on 11th October 2012.
The sudden storm has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 30 people, left 57 missing and affected 106,585 as of 14th October.
The tropical storm that lashed several sub-districts of Noakhali,...
Oxfam India's CEO Nisha Agrawal is here in the UK this week to mark 60 years of Oxfam working in India, responding to emergencies and helping to pull millions of people out of poverty.
Oxfam first started working in India in response to the famine in Bihar in 1951. Today Oxfam works to help people find ways of making a living and ensuring that they have access to education and health services. Oxfam also...
The people of Assam are facing two disasters, making one of the worst humanitarian crises in the last decade. The most severe floods in the past 14 years have affected around two million people across 27 districts of Assam, while ethnic tensions have displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
Donate to Oxfam's Assam floods response
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NEW DELHI, JULY 9. Oxfam is responding to the worst floods Assam in ten years with water, sanitation, public health and emergency food security, and shelter support following a rapid...
Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way
Over 600,000 people displaced and around 20,000 houses destroyed so far.
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