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Author Mark Haddon sits with a Syrian mother and her 16-month old daughter at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Oxfam is calling on rich countries to resettle their fair share of refugees.

Leading authors raise £1m for Syria and call on rich countries to do their fair share

On the eve of a major conference on Syria in London, a host of bestselling authors are celebrating the success of Waterstones' Buy Books for Syria campaign which has today hit its target of raising...

MPs call to suspend arms sale to Saudi Arabia: Government cannot turn a blind eye says Oxfam

Reacting to the International Development Committee's letter to the Government regarding the Yemen crisis, and recognising the dire humanitarian and security situation for the people...

A woman holds her daughter during an air raid. Oxfam is calling on rich countries to give their fair share of aid and refugee places.

Rich countries continue to fail Syrians

Despite the catastrophic scale of suffering and the numbers of people fleeing the conflict, rich countries have given barely half the aid money needed to help people in Syria and surrounding countries...

Children fill a bucket at a high school in Port Loko District, Sierra Leone. Funds pledged to the Ebola crisis have proved difficult to trace.

International community fails West Africa as pledged Ebola funds prove hard to trace

Global leaders are failing to honour their promises to communities devastated by Ebola in West Africa, with $5.8 billion of pledged recovery funds proving almost impossible to track, Oxfam warned...

Reaction to UN announcement of worsening hunger in Yemen

In response to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation's statement that more than 14 million people in Yemen are food insecure and in need of urgent livelihood support, Oxfam's regional...

Weather and war to put humanitarian system under unprecedented strain in 2016

The effects of a super El Niño are set to put the world's humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of strain in 2016 as it already struggles to cope with the fallout from conflicts in...

Typhoon Melor hits the Philippines: Oxfam ready to respond

More than 700,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in central Philippines as Typhoon Melor crosses the country with winds of up to 220 kilometers per hour, bringing with it threats of...

Climate deal offers a frayed life-line for the world's poorest people, Oxfam warns

The Paris climate deal has brought the world's powers together but is set to short-change the poorest and most vulnerable people as they struggle with the burgeoning reality of rising sea-levels,...

Oxfam reaction to the Ethiopian government announcement on drought

In response to the Ethiopian government's announcement that 10.2 million people need humanitarian assistance (in addition to 7.9 million who are already set to receive aid) and the country requires...

Hours before the release of a new draft of the COP21 agreement, signs look grim

Oxfam Australia's Executive Director  Helen Szoke said: "We're very concerned over the direction the talks have seemingly taken, as it looks like countries are appearing to settle...

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