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Oxfam and CARE join calls for increased involvement of local agencies in humanitarian crises

Oxfam and CARE have joined 21 other INGOs and over 120 national and local organisations to call for a reorientation of the humanitarian system towards local agencies, by signing the Charter for Change. ...

Kunchi Sumar, 55, lost her daughter and her home in the earthquake. She has been receiving counselling and other support through one of the women's centres Oxfam set up.

Nepal one year on, most vulnerable people risk exclusion from earthquake recovery

Some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nepal are being excluded from the reconstruction process a year after the earthquake that killed 8,700 people, said Oxfam in a new report published...

Aid being sent to Ecuador after earthquake

International agency, Oxfam is sending a shipment of aid tomorrow (20 April 2016) to help survivors of the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador on Saturday night. ...

Ecuador Earthquake

Oxfam is responding to a major earthquake off the coast of Ecuador. We will shortly be sending teams to the area to assess the extent of damage and how Oxfam can best assist the Government response....

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...

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