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Threat of four famines “a catastrophic betrayal of our common humanity”

The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines in 2017 due to a catastrophic failure of the global community to uphold its obligations to the most vulnerable of people. ...

Millions of lives at risk in West Africa, aid agencies warn

Aid agencies today warned that lives are at risk unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. ...

Fears for 750,000 people trapped in western Mosul as battle draws near

An estimated 750,000 people are trapped in western Mosul without any safe means of escape from the latest military offensive that could start any day, Oxfam warned today. Humanitarian conditions...

UK Government’s ‘calculated complicity’ risks Yemen slipping into famine

Oxfam today issued a stinging condemnation of widespread political complicity in the Yemen conflict as the UN launches its latest plan to help millions of people caught up in the crisis. ...

Yemen: escalating fighting on coast could cut off vital supplies for millions

Humanitarian agencies working in Yemen today warned that escalating fighting on the west coast of the country risks cutting off vital supplies to millions of people. Fighting in and around...

Statement ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's meeting with Donald Trump

Ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to Washington and amid reports that the US is set to close its borders to large numbers of refugees from war torn countries, Maya Mailer, Oxfam's...

Population three quarters the size of UK in need of aid across Middle East

More than 47 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in the Middle East at the close of 2016, equivalent to three quarters of the UK population, Oxfam said today. ...

Yemen: reaction to Government statement on UK cluster bombs

In reaction to the Minister's statement on UK cluster bombs in Yemen Oxfam GB's Chief Executive Mark Goldring said: "The announcement that UK cluster bombs will not be used...

Actor Tom Hardy and Channel 5 News presenter John Snow hold placards supporting the DEC appeal for Yemen

DEC appeal raises £8 million for Yemen

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Yemen has raised a total of £8 million since it launched on Tuesday, with donations continuing to pour in. ...

Aid workers warn of humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen unless more emergency food reaches millions

Aid workers are warning that Yemen is heading towards a humanitarian catastrophe should more emergency food not reach the millions of people already suffering chronic hunger. ...

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