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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...

As another typhoon hits Philippines Oxfam warns there are not enough evacuation centres to keep people safe

Tacloban City, Leyte - International agency Oxfam said today as another typhoon hits the Philippines there are insufficient evacuation centres available to keep people safe.  ...

Media advisory: Afghanistan landslides

In the wake of devastating landslides that have destroyed at least 300 homes, displaced more than 1,000 families and cost many lives in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, Oxfam and local partners...

England’s most deprived areas three times more likely to have been flooded than most well-off

Oxfam urges action to protect poorest as analysis reveals world woefully unprepared for climate change The most deprived English neighbourhoods have been...

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