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Ten years on and Tsunami response changed lives for good

The humanitarian response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami saved lives and gave people the means to rebuild their futures, Oxfam says today. ...

Millions at risk from hunger as conflict threatens to escalate in South Sudan

A year after the fighting started in South Sudan the country remains in a severe food crisis with up to 2.5m people estimated to be at risk of hunger if the conflict continues, Oxfam warned today. ...

Oxfam prepares to respond as Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines

Oxfam is preparing for a major disaster response in the Philippines after Cyclone Hagupit was upgraded to a Super Typhoon, the same classification as Typhoon Haiyan which wrought destruction on the...

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...

South Sudan: aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015   A group of leading aid agencies...

Western governments should offer haven as number of Syrian refugees reaches 3 million

UK has so far only taken in 50 Syrian refugees under its vulnerable persons relocation scheme  Western and other rich countries should step up their efforts...

Michelle Dockery announced as Oxfam's Humanitarian Ambassador

Oxfam are delighted to announce actor Michelle Dockery as its first ever Humanitarian Ambassador, helping the charity fundraise and highlight their work responding to emergencies around the world. ...

Lifting blockade crucial to Gaza recovery

Full recovery from the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza will be impossible unless Israel's blockade is lifted permanently, Oxfam warned today as it held a demonstration in Parliament Square to...

DEC announces Gaza Crisis Appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee has today [Thursday] announced that it will launch an appeal on Friday 8 August for people affected by the conflict in Gaza. Donations are already being accepted via the...

Generous public response to crises puts Oxfam back in the black

Generous public response to crises puts Oxfam back in the black

The public's willingness to dig deep in their pockets to help the victims of humanitarian crises during 2013-14 enabled Oxfam to recover from a fall in income and help almost 6 million people...

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