Date: Jul 2012

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The aMAZEme book maze at London's Southbank Centre

Artists create giant book maze from Oxfam's donated books

A vast labyrinth of 250,000 books, entitled aMAZEme, has been installed on The Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall, London between 31 July - 25 August, as part of Southbank Centre's...

Battle for an Arms Trade Treaty continues as Governments opt to delay final deal

Lack of Political Courage by Major Players Blamed for Delay in Negotiations     New York  : The fight to end the illegal and irresponsible arms trade goes on after...

This Ramadan break the fast with Palestinian dates

Muslim families can make a huge difference to impoverished communities in the occupied Palestinian territory this Ramadan by buying Fair Trade dates grown by Palestinian farmers. Oxfam, MADE in Europe...

Yemen food crisis: people left without aid as funding fails to arrive

Tens of thousands of people will be left without aid in Yemen's hunger crisis unless more money is urgently given to the aid effort, Oxfam and Islamic Relief warned today.  Nearly a quarter...

Livia Firth is Oxfam's newest Global Ambassador

Oxfam is delighted to announce Livia Firth as its newest Global Ambassador, joining among others Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Scarlett Johansson, and Coldplay's Chris Martin to partner the charity...

Women's consumer power is key ingredient to ensure food for all, says Oxfam

A new report by Oxfam, published today, argues that harnessing the "immense consumer power" of women around the world can help ensure everyone has enough to eat. Currently,...

Somalia: Oxfam warns that “deepening emergency” may be two months away

One year after the declaration of famine in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population is still surviving on humanitarian aid and more than a million people could fall back into...

Failure of private members Bill on aid - reaction

In response to the failure of Mark Hendrick's Private Members Bill, the International Development (Assistance  Target) Bill, to gain a Second Reading, Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam's...

Emergency funds running dry in world’s largest refugee camp

Tens of thousands of lives at risk with money for vital services set to run out in two to three months One year since images of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict and pouring into Dadaab...

Welcome progress on family planning needs to be backed by improvements in public healthcare

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at today's DFID/Gates Family Planning Summit Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "Using British aid to...

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