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Oxfam prepares for possible impact of Tropical Storm Isaac - due to hit Haiti on Friday

Oxfam teams in Haiti are working to prepare communities to help avoid damage from Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to hit the country today (Friday 24 August), and are also preparing contingency...

Millions more will go hungry as world struggles to respond to unprecedented food crises and sharply rising prices

PM's hunger summit welcome & should kick start reforms to end "scandal" of a billion hungry people - "we cannot keep relying on humanitarian agencies to pick up the pieces" ...

Yemen food crisis: people left without aid as funding fails to arrive

Tens of thousands of people will be left without aid in Yemen's hunger crisis unless more money is urgently given to the aid effort, Oxfam and Islamic Relief warned today.  Nearly a quarter...

Somalia: Oxfam warns that “deepening emergency” may be two months away

One year after the declaration of famine in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population is still surviving on humanitarian aid and more than a million people could fall back into...

Failure of private members Bill on aid - reaction

In response to the failure of Mark Hendrick's Private Members Bill, the International Development (Assistance  Target) Bill, to gain a Second Reading, Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam's...

Emergency funds running dry in world’s largest refugee camp

Tens of thousands of lives at risk with money for vital services set to run out in two to three months One year since images of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict and pouring into Dadaab...

Welcome progress on family planning needs to be backed by improvements in public healthcare

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at today's DFID/Gates Family Planning Summit Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "Using British aid to...

One year on, South Sudan falters under failing economy

Skyrocketing fuel and food prices deepen humanitarian crisis as country teeters on economic meltdown One year after South Sudan's independence on 9 July, the young country is facing its...

Aid must work better for Afghans in the next decade

Development gains made in Afghanistan over the last decade are in danger of being thrown away if levels of aid fall away in conjunction with the withdrawal of international troops in 2014, Oxfam...

Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way

Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way Over 600,000 people displaced and around 20,000 houses destroyed so far. ...

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