Pakistan Humanitarian Forum and National Humanitarian Network Joint Press Release
A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families -bringing the total to almost half a million people - into the Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sparked grave concerns among international and national NGOs in Pakistan. Members of the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF) and the National Humanitarian Network (NHN) warn that there are considerable emergency needs...
In reaction to the Prime Ministers remarks at the Clean Energy Ministerial held in London today Oxfam's Head of Government Relations Kathleen Spencer Chapman said:
"It is positive that David Cameron has made it clear that he views investment in renewables as vital to meet the world's growing energy needs. But he missed a key opportunity today to really prove his government's green credentials by publicly...
In response to the Royal Society's report, People and the Planet, launching tomorrow, Oxfam's Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said:
"The Royal Society rightly points out that it is dangerously misleading to focus solely on population growth or solely on consumption, as we struggle to work out how we can sustain a population of nine billion people on the planet in the future. A much broader approach is needed.
Refugees face life-threatening water shortages and need urgent relocation as conflict spreads
Tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees face desperate, life-threatening water shortages and a growing threat of fatal disease in Jamam camp in South Sudan and must be urgently moved to a new site, international agency Oxfam said today. As conflict spreads along the border between Sudan and South Sudan, there are fears that more refugees...
As we approach the anniversary of the Royal Wedding, Oxfam is preparing to launch a fantastic online weddings auction, offering future brides and grooms the chance to bid on exclusive items for a fraction of the normal retail price.
Oxfam's online wedding auction, supported by leading bridal blog Love My Dress, will run on eBay from the evening of Sunday 29th April to Wednesday 9th May 2012. The auction will feature...
New figures, published today by the Trussell Trust, reveal the number of people visiting foodbanks for emergency food in the UK has doubled in the last year, to over 128,000 people.
Chris Johnes, Oxfam's director of UK poverty, said: "It's pretty shocking that so many people in a developed country are having to resort to charity handouts to feed themselves and their families.
A huge gap in funding for aid projects aimed at preventing the deepening food crisis in the Sahel is threatening to leave millions of people hungry in the coming months, a coalition of aid agencies has warned today.
Action Against Hunger, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision are aiming to provide emergency assistance to nearly 6 million people across the region but say they have so far been able to secure funding for less than a...
Renewed military action against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) risks triggering further devastation for local people in DR of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan unless more is done to protect civilians and prevent retaliations by one of Africa's most brutal rebel groups, ten local organisations and international
agencies said today.
As unprecedented global attention on the LRA builds and the African Union-United...
Private funds often lack transparency, accountability and can lead to land grabs
Oxfam today calls for greater scrutiny and control of the funding for development channelled through financial intermediaries such as private equity funds, banks and credit agencies.
The international agency is concerned that the new model of lending, increasingly used by development finance institutions such...
International agency Oxfam welcomed the selection of Jim Yong Kim as World Bank president, but said the sham appointment process had damaged the institution.
Oxfam's Elizabeth Stuart said: "Dr. Kim is an excellent choice for World Bank president and a true development hero. But we'll never know if he was the best candidate for the job, because there was no true and fair competition."