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Date: Mar 2016

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Reaction: Agencies criticise rich countries' failure to resettle more Syrians

Oxfam, Save the Children and Norwegian Refugee Council criticised the deeply disappointing outcome of today's international pledging conference for resettlement of refugees fleeing the ongoing...

Rich countries have resettled a tiny fraction of Syrian refugees - UK set to take just over a fifth of its fair share

Rich countries have resettled only 1.39 percent of the nearly five million Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 10 percent of people who need to be urgently offered a safe haven. As states meet in...

Oxfam suspends aid operations in Moria camp in Greece

Oxfam has today suspended operations in Moria camp, on the Greek island of Lesvos, in response to the deteriorating treatment of migrants after the recent deal struck between the EU and Turkey. ...

Children fill containers with water from a tap amid a water shortage in Sana'a, Yemen

Looming banking crisis in Yemen risks pushing millions into famine

A year of devastating conflict in Yemen compounded by a looming banking crisis risks pushing millions into famine, warns Oxfam today one year on from the escalation of war. ...

EU border closures worsen humanitarian crisis

A decision to shift the EU's responsibility for refugees to Turkey would see the bloc bargaining its core values and abandoning fundamental legal obligations, warns Oxfam today. Such a decision,...

Reaction to Budget announcements on tax and aid

Commenting on measures announced in today's Budget to raise an extra £9 billion by cracking down on corporate tax dodging, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy Richard Pyle said: "The Chancellor...

A quarter of all new UK wealth goes to millionaires

The richest 1% of the UK population - made up entirely of millionaires - has captured more than a quarter of the £4 trillion increase in national wealth since 2000, while the poorest continue to...

Fuelling the fire: Last year was worst for Syrians, world powers must safeguard hope not fan the flames, warn aid agencies

The fifth year of the Syria conflict was the worst yet for people as warring parties have continued to wreak havoc, increasingly blocked aid and placed more communities under siege. Russia, the United...

International investors must withdraw all involvement now from deadly Honduras dam project, says Oxfam

The assassination last week of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres - who championed the cause of indigenous land rights - shows that international companies have no place now in continuing their support...

Oxfam Online Shop launches Gender Pay Gap Sale

Oxfam's Online Shop is discounting selected items of men's, women's and children's clothing by 13.9% - representing the gap between men and women's pay in the UK - to mark...

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