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Date: Jun 2017

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Oxfam reaction to Robert Halfon comments on overseas aid

Reacting to Robert Halfon's suggestion that the aid budget could be cut in order to pay for the lifting of the public sector pay cap, Richard Pyle, Oxfam Head of UK Policy, said: ...

Oxfam reaction to ONS persistent poverty statistics

New figures, published today by the Office for National Statistics show that whilst the UK had one of the lowest rates of 'persistent' poverty in the EU, it had the 13th highest overall...

Oxfam reaction to £75 million package to tackle migration crisis

Commenting on Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement of a £75 million funding package to help tackle the migration crisis, Oxfam's Humanitarian Policy Advisor Josephine Liebl said: ...

Reaction to Queen's Speech

Responding to the Queen's Speech today, Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, said:  ...

South Sudan: famine pushed back but more people hungry than ever before

Commenting on the results of Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update released today by the government, UN agencies and NGOs which finds the two counties of Leer and Mayendit moving...

Statement on the death of Lord Joffe

Lord Joffe, Oxfam's former Chair and the lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia Trial, sadly passed away on Sunday 18 June 2017. ...

Number of people displaced worldwide outnumbers UK population

Today the UN Refugee agency released new figures showing that the number of people forced to flee violence and persecution around the world now outnumbers the UK population. The total figure at the...

A raft carrying refugees arrives on a Greek island

14,000 people may die trying to reach safety as UK negotiates Brexit and new immigration rules

Oxfam urges new government to use changes to immigration laws to do more to help refugees ...

JOINT STATEMENT: Leading UK aid organisations welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel as Secretary of State for International Development

A joint statement from the UK's leading aid organisations* said: "We welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel as Secretary of State for International Development to deliver...

Yemen cholera killing one person nearly every hour

Call for massive aid effort and a 'cholera ceasefire' Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if not contained will...

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