Date: May 2013

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Oxfam reaction to UN panel report on post 2015 development goals

Reacting to the publication of the report by the UN High Level Post-15 Panel, Katy Wright, Oxfam Senior policy adviser, said: "We're pleased the PM is pushing the world to sign up...

Make Poverty History, and G8 promises - was it all really worth it?

Executive summary In 2005, the largest ever anti-poverty movement came together here in the UK, under the banner of the Make Poverty History campaign. The campaign called for...

Kevin Powers, winner of the Oxfam Emerging Writer Prize

Kevin Powers wins Oxfam Emerging Writer Prize at Hay Festival

The winner of Oxfam's Emerging Writer Prize was today announced as author Kevin Powers at the Hay Festival 2013. Launched in 2009, the Oxfam prize is awarded annually to an up-and-coming writer...

Charities call for urgent Parliamentary Inquiry, as more than half a million people in the UK now hungry and turning to food aid

Britain faces a hidden scandal where thousands of people cannot feed themselves or their families, according to a hard hitting report from Church Action Poverty and Oxfam.   The two...

Oxfam reaction to EU failure to extend arms embargo on Syria beyond August

EU Foreign Ministers failed last night to extend the EU arms embargo on Syria as it stands. They decided, however, not to lift it before August 1st and set a number of conditions.  ...

EU foreign ministers must bite the bullet and extend the arms embargo on Syria, says Oxfam

Transfer of weapons to Syria likely to spell further disaster for civilians caught in the crossfire, and fuel deadly arms race EU Foreign Ministers meeting on Monday (May...

Oxfam reaction to Ban Ki-moon's visit to Goma

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other high level officials visit Goma today, Joanna Trevor of Oxfam in DRC, said: "Thousands of people are again homeless after a...

Food prices squeezing poor people and driving social change by stealth

A new era of high and volatile food prices goes beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and is causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn today.  The report,...

Oxfam response to European leaders meeting on tax in Brussels

European leaders met in Brussels today at a summit to discuss tax. Whilst they are taking welcome steps to crack down on tax dodging, Oxfam says their efforts will do little to help poor countries....

Lost tax haven cash enough to end extreme poverty - twice over

UK-linked tax havens are the biggest G8 culprits People using tax havens are depriving the world of more than $150 billion (£100bn) in lost revenue, enough money to end extreme poverty twice...

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