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Humanitarian and human rights agencies urge governments to resettle 5% of refugees from Syria by end of 2015

Over 30 international organisations are calling on governments meeting in Geneva tomorrow to commit to offering sanctuary to at least the most vulnerable 5 per cent of refugees from Syria currently...

Oxfam delighted as aid Bill passes

In response to the news that MPs have approved to commit in legislation 0.7% of the UK's national income to overseas aid, Oxfam GB's Chief Executive Mark Goldring said: "We...

Oxfam's response to the London Conference on Afghanistan

Before the London Conference on Afghanistan on the 4 December, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB's Chief Executive, said: ...

Typhoon Haiyan - One Year On and 1 million people still living in dangerous conditions as typhoon season hits

One year after Haiyan struck the Philippines nearly 1 million people made homeless are still living in makeshift shelters and are dangerously exposed to future typhoons, said international aid agency...

Money pledged at Gaza donor conference could take decades to reach people

The bulk of money pledged at the global donor conference to rebuild Gaza will languish in bank accounts for decades before it reaches people unless long-standing Israeli restrictions on imports are...

Oxfam is tripling its aid in Ebola hit countries as the disease spirals out of control

International agency Oxfam is planning to triple its Ebola prevention programme in Sierra Leone and needs at least £10 million to help 2.5 million people at risk of catching the disease, it said...

Oxfam reaction to Aid Bill vote

Responding to the House of Commons' vote granting a second reading to the  International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill, Ben Phillips, Oxfam Campaigns...

Oxfam gears up its aid effort to help people affected by fighting in Iraq

Over 1.2 million people have been displaced as a result of fighting in Central and Northern Iraq and an estimated 1.5 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance. Many have fled their...

Gaza crisis spiralling out of control

The crisis in Gaza is fast spiralling out of control with water supplies critically low and a public health crisis imminent, Oxfam warned today. The collapse of the latest brief ceasefire announcement...

Oxfam: People in Gaza trapped with nowhere safe to escape

Oxfam delivers water to families sheltering from the violence More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go. With exit...

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