Date: Feb 2012

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Government changes to domestic worker visas could put thousands at risk of serious exploitation

Oxfam is warning that government plans announced today in Parliament, to change visa rules for migrant domestic workers, could put thousands at risk of severe exploitation. Oxfam's Director...

Green Climate Fund ready for lift-off but still lying empty

NGOs welcome the renewed resolve expressed by EU Finance Ministers today [1] to help developing countries adapt to climate change and curb carbon emissions. Environmental and development groups now...

New Somalia fighting forces thousands of civilians to flee

New military escalation in Somalia risks harming civilians and undermining efforts to recover from famine, Oxfam said, as the AU military force (AMISOM) and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG)...

Millions of Pakistanis struggle to survive as floods crisis continues

Islamabad: Six months after floods devastated Sindh and parts of Balochistan province, millions of Pakistanis still need help to survive, international and national aid agencies warned today. The...

Oxfam welcomes call for action on the Sahel Food Crisis

Oxfam today welcomed UN agencies, the European Union and USAID's joint call for action to meet the humanitarian needs of over 11 million people in the Sahel, as well longer-term interventions...

Appointment of next World Bank head – campaigners demand fair selection process

Reacting to the announcement that Robert Zoellick is stepping down as World Bank President, a global coalition of campaigners has called for an open and merit based process to elect the next World...

Oxfam calls on EU not to shut down 'pharmacy of the developing world'

On the eve of a high-level summit between the leaders of India and the European Union in Delhi, Oxfam is calling on the EU not to pressurise India into agreeing new trade rules that could deny hundreds...

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