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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: ...

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...

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...

Response to PM comments Bulgaria refugee controls

In response to David Cameron's comments on Bulgaria's border crossing Maya Mailer Oxfam's Head of Humanitarian Policy said: "Refugees who have crossed the Bulgaria border...

Oxfam: Nepal humanitarian programme moves close to complete standstill due to fuel crisis

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the UK, Oxfam today warned that its humanitarian programme in Nepal is just two weeks away from a complete standstill due to the fuel crisis that has...

Aid agencies call for a “New Deal” for Syria’s refugees

The international community must agree a bold new deal for Syria's refugees if it is serious about tackling the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, seven aid agencies warned today...

Celebrities join Oxfam for hashtag eyes on Paris campaign

Naomie Harris, Simon Pegg, and Jamie Oliver have all shared an eyes-only selfie on social media to tell world leaders they have their #eyesonParis for action on climate change. ...

Six months on from Nepal earthquake delays in policy and fuel crisis holding up recovery efforts

Relief for the eight million people affected by the huge Nepal earthquake six months ago is still being disrupted by delays in reinstating the government's National Reconstruction Agency (NRA),...

Former Chelsea Striker to raise funds for Oxfams work with people fleeing violence in Africa

The former Cameroon international Samuel Eto'o will host a fundraising event at London's Claridge's Hotel to raise money for people escaping violence in Nigeria and Cameroon. The Yellow...

Online auction of Glastonbury Festival experiences to raise money for refugees

Motivated by the need to help refugees in desperate situations, Glastonbury Festival is offering unique Glastonbury Festival and Worthy Farm experiences in an online auction to raise money for Oxfam's...

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