Date: May 2013

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Oxfam reaction to Jim Kim's speech on Universal Health Coverage

In response to today's keynote speech by Dr Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Oxfam's Senior Health Policy Advisor Dr Mohga Kamal Yanni, said: ...

It’s power and politics, stupid

Oxfam calls for radical change in way world deals with ever increasing numbers of people at risk of calamity   Governments and aid agencies have to tackle the politics and power...

Syrian refugee crisis: Oxfam warns of health risks as summer approaches

  Syria crisis: Funding urgently needed to provide assistance to over 1.4m Syrian Refugees   With temperatures set to soar up to 40˚C in the coming weeks, international...

Cyclone Mahasen - Jane Lonsdale, Acting Country Director of Oxfam in Myanmar said:

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...

Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers

Poor countries are cutting back spending on agriculture and health due to the global economic crisis, according to a new report launched today. Despite poor countries' efforts to overcome...

Swifter action is required to protect conflict displaced people from approaching Myanmar cyclone

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...

Mali needs reforms and smart aid to stop its slide and help “win the peace”

International donors must help Mali to rebuild its ability to govern itself and stop its slide into economic ruin if it is to "win the peace" following the French-led military intervention,...

New Oxfam CEO and Nicola Blackwood MP call on Oxford residents for urgent help with Syria crisis

The new Oxfam Chief Executive Mark Goldring will be joined by local MP Nicola Blackwood in giving a very personal briefing to local people about the escalating suffering and urgency of the Syria...

Oxfam and IPL release joint report investigating poverty issues in the supply chain of major UK supermarkets

A new report, Exploring the Links Between International Business and Poverty Reduction: Bouquets and Beans from Kenya, has been released by Oxfam and International Procurement and Logistics (IPL)....

Cyclone set to hit Myanmar - could be devastating for people displaced by ethnic violence

Oxfam is deeply concerned by the potential impact of approaching Cyclone Mahasen on vulnerable communities already displaced by ongoing ethnic conflict in Rakhine area of Myanmar.  ...

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