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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...

The Middle East sits on a precipice as conflicts and politics take their toll

There are over 28 million people who need humanitarian aid in the Middle East, nearly half the UK population, Oxfam says today. The figures drawn from Iraq, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and...

Oxfam gears up its aid effort to help people affected by fighting in Iraq

Over 1.2 million people have been displaced as a result of fighting in Central and Northern Iraq and an estimated 1.5 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance. Many have fled their...

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...

Gaza on the brink of major health crisis

Despite a pause in the month-long bombardment, the people of Gaza are facing a critical public health crisis due to the destruction and contamination of Gaza's water supply Oxfam warned today....

Oxfam response to the resumption of South Sudan Peace talks

In response to the resumption of South Sudan peace talks led by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Oxfam South Sudan Country Director Tariq Riebl said: "We...

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.  ...

Mounting humanitarian needs in Gaza as violence escalates

Oxfam partners in Gaza are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence.    Amid rising casualties, Oxfam country director Nishant Pandey says Oxfam's...

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