Date: Jan 2014

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Oxfam accepts resignation of Scarlett Johansson

Oxfam has accepted Scarlett Johansson's decision to step down after eight years as a Global Ambassador and we are grateful for her many contributions. While Oxfam respects...

Oxfam reaction to UK Government's announcement on Syrian refugees

"This is a welcome step to help some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees even if it has been a long time coming and the numbers are relatively small. Morally it is the right thing to do but...

EU gambles with our future by setting weak climate targets

The European Commission unveiled today its vision for Europe's climate and energy policies from now to 2030.   The blueprint includes a 40 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions...

Oxfam response to another Lord's Lobbying Bill defeat for the Government

Responding to the Government's second Lords defeat in a week over Part 2 of the Lobbying Bill, Mark Goldring, Oxfam Chief Executive, said: "This is a victory for democracy. The Government...

Rigged rules mean economic growth is increasingly 'winner takes all' for rich elites

Wealth of half world's population now same as that of group who could fit on a double-decker bus. Wealthy elites have co-opted political power to rig the rules of the economic game, undermining...

Storms wreak havoc in typhoon-hit Philippines

Disaster on top of catastrophic disaster for millions displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, Oxfam warns. Thousands of people have been evacuated from collapsed tents and fragile makeshift shelters...

Safety nets unravelling and scores falling into debt to reach safety in South Sudan conflict

JUBA (17 January 2014) - Civilians fleeing from conflict in South Sudan are spiralling into debt and leaving behind important assets in their desperate search for safety. Aid agency Oxfam...

UK food prices among the highest in Europe

New global food index compares 125 countries to reveal the best and worst places to eat healthily People in the UK are facing among the highest and most volatile food...

Hairy Biker and Strictly contestant Dave Myers visits Cambodia to see how Oxfam is helping lift lives for good

Today, one half of the Hairy Bikers Dave Myers helps launch Oxfam's new good enough to eat report, fresh from his trip to Cambodia where he visited the charities projects to help boost food security. ...

Oxfam response to Government defeat over Lobbying Bill

Responding to the passing of a key amendment removing most staff costs from campaign spending limits in the Lobbying Bill, Mark Goldring, Oxfam Chief Executive, said: ...

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