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Seven-year-old Hassan, from Iraq, receives warm clothes from Oxfam as he prepares to cross the border from Serbia to Croatia in October 2015

Biggest emergency aid effort in Oxfam's history driven by refugee crisis

The current global refugee crisis has prompted the biggest humanitarian response in Oxfam's history, the international agency said today as it launched a new campaign calling on governments to...

UN backtracks on child killers blacklist

In response to reports that the UN has reviewed the participants of Yemen's conflict blacklisted in last week's UN report on Children and Conflict, Sajjad Mohamed Sajid, Oxfam's Country...

Oxfam reaches communities hit by Cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh

Oxfam is reaching communities in Bangladesh hit yesterday by Cyclone Roanu. ...

Oxfam launches response to Sri Lanka landslides and flooding

Oxfam is using its in-country aid stocks to provide essential household items and portable toilets to families hit by the Sri Lankan landslides and flood. A team of Oxfam aid workers is assessing...

NGOs and faith groups to Obama & Putin: Hope is crumbling on your watch, save Syria’s ceasefire

More than 80 NGOs and faith groups have written an open letter to US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin: ...

REACTION Return of people from Greece to Turkey shows indifference

In response to the return of people from Greece to Turkey as part of the EU / Turkey deal, Oxfam's EU Migration Policy Lead Sara Tesorieri said: ...

Rich countries have resettled a tiny fraction of Syrian refugees - UK set to take just over a fifth of its fair share

Rich countries have resettled only 1.39 percent of the nearly five million Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 10 percent of people who need to be urgently offered a safe haven. As states meet in...

Children fill containers with water from a tap amid a water shortage in Sana'a, Yemen

Looming banking crisis in Yemen risks pushing millions into famine

A year of devastating conflict in Yemen compounded by a looming banking crisis risks pushing millions into famine, warns Oxfam today one year on from the escalation of war. ...

EU border closures worsen humanitarian crisis

A decision to shift the EU's responsibility for refugees to Turkey would see the bloc bargaining its core values and abandoning fundamental legal obligations, warns Oxfam today. Such a decision,...

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: ...

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