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South Sudan warning: respond to humanitarian crisis now or face a larger catastrophe later

The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international...

Oxfam raises new alarm over humanitarian access as it pulls team out of Malakal

JUBA (23 Feb) - Today Oxfam withdraws four aid workers who have been trapped by fighting in Malakal while raising a further alarm over a lack of humanitarian access across the country. ...

Traders flee as wide-spread violence pushes Central African Republic into major food crisis

Bangui, 10 February: Violence in Central African Republic has seen many large traders and herders targeted and chased from the country, raising fears of a market collapse  that...

Oxfam reaction to UK Government's announcement on Syrian refugees

"This is a welcome step to help some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees even if it has been a long time coming and the numbers are relatively small. Morally it is the right thing to do but...

Storms wreak havoc in typhoon-hit Philippines

Disaster on top of catastrophic disaster for millions displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, Oxfam warns. Thousands of people have been evacuated from collapsed tents and fragile makeshift shelters...

Safety nets unravelling and scores falling into debt to reach safety in South Sudan conflict

JUBA (17 January 2014) - Civilians fleeing from conflict in South Sudan are spiralling into debt and leaving behind important assets in their desperate search for safety. Aid agency Oxfam...

Pledges to UN appeal for Syria fall short

Reacting to the result of the Kuwait donor conference for humanitarian crisis in Syria  Oxfam's Syria Country Director Gareth Price-Jones said: "While governments...

Oxfam welcomes Britain's extra aid to the UN's Syria appeal

In reaction to Britain's pledge of a further £100 million to the UN's latest Syria crisis appeal Oxfam said: "The UK Government's generous financial pledge to help Syrian families...

Philippines typhoon response: a week of obstacles, a month of delivery, years of support

One month on the aid effort has helped millions to survive but serious gaps remain Despite widespread destruction and massive logistical obstacles in the wake of...

Time running out to help rice farmers in areas of the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan

Millions of people in the Philippines will go hungry in the coming months if rice farmers don't receive urgent assistance after typhoon Haiyan wiped out a third of the countries rice growing...

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