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Reaction at the end of the World Humanitarian Summit

Mark Goldring, the Chief Executive at Oxfam GB, said at the end of the World Humanitarian Summit: "At the first ever World Humanitarian Summit there was real progress on some issues,...

Political failure driving rise in humanitarian crises, says Oxfam

The failure of governments to address the causes of conflicts and disasters, and deal with the consequences is leading to the suffering of millions of people and putting the humanitarian system under...

Oxfam and CARE join calls for increased involvement of local agencies in humanitarian crises

Oxfam and CARE have joined 21 other INGOs and over 120 national and local organisations to call for a reorientation of the humanitarian system towards local agencies, by signing the Charter for Change. ...

$2 billion gap in UN appeal to help 60 million people hit by El Nino

The international community should plug a $2 billion funding gap for countries hit by El Nino-related drought and storms. These have left a staggering 60 million people around the world facing crop...

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. ...

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. ...

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...

Reaction to the UN Secretary General's report in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit

On the publication of the UN Secretary General's, Ban Ki-Moon, report in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit, Oxfam GB's Humanitarian Director, Jane Cocking, said: ...

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...

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