Welcoming generous donations to the UN humanitarian appeal for Syria, Nigel Timmins, Oxfam's Deputy Humanitarian Director, who visited Zaatari camp in Jordan today, said:
"We welcome these generous pledges from the international community. The world has stepped forward and says it will help the Syrian people. This is good news. Donors now need to ensure that their pledges quickly become real aid - shelter, food,...
Oxfam is today launching the latest phase of its groundbreaking fundraising campaign 'See For Yourself', starring mum-of-five, Abbie Viveash (48) from South Wales. The campaign aims to show the real and lasting difference that regular donations make to the lives of people living in poverty through the eyes of an impartial member of the public.
After launching a UK-wide search earlier this year, self confessed cynic Abbie...
Abbie Viveash, from Cwmbran, South Wales has been chosen, after a UK-wide search, to see first-hand how money donated to Oxfam is spent when she visits one of the charity's projects in Malawi, South East Africa, this August.
Abbie, 48, a former psychiatric nurse who has just completed the second year of a Psychology degree at Newport University, will leave her five children for the first time ever to take part in this once in...
A rare first edition of Samuel Beckett's Murphy has sold for a massive £12,000, doubling its estimate and raising vital funds for Oxfam at the charity's annual Bonhams book auction. Murphy was the first novel by the Irish author and dramatist, published in 1938. The auctioned book is one of only 1500 copies printed and one of the few that has survived with its original
dust jacket, further adding to its value.
Oxfam launches nationwide search to find a member of the public to see for themselves how money donated to the charity is spent
Private funds often lack transparency, accountability and can lead to land grabs
Oxfam today calls for greater scrutiny and control of the funding for development channelled through financial intermediaries such as private equity funds, banks and credit agencies.
The international agency is concerned that the new model of lending, increasingly used by development finance institutions such...
Oxfam today welcomed UN agencies, the European Union and USAID's joint call for action to meet the humanitarian needs of over 11 million people in the Sahel, as well longer-term interventions to tackle the underlying causes of hunger and food crises.
Oxfam's Regional Policy Manager in West Africa, Steve Cockburn said
"This is an encouraging sign that the international community is recognising that acting early can...