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Oxfam response to G8 decision on Syria

Oxfam's humanitarian campaign manager Camilla Jelbart Mosse said:   "Leaders at this G8 Summit have shown some unity by pledging their commitment to finding a political...

Oxfam's response to UN Syria appeal

International agency Oxfam urged governments to fund generously the UN's appeal for the Syrian crisis both for work within Syria and for work in neighbouring countries sheltering refugees.  ...

Oxfam reaction to EU failure to extend arms embargo on Syria beyond August

EU Foreign Ministers failed last night to extend the EU arms embargo on Syria as it stands. They decided, however, not to lift it before August 1st and set a number of conditions.  ...

EU foreign ministers must bite the bullet and extend the arms embargo on Syria, says Oxfam

Transfer of weapons to Syria likely to spell further disaster for civilians caught in the crossfire, and fuel deadly arms race EU Foreign Ministers meeting on Monday (May...

It’s power and politics, stupid

Oxfam calls for radical change in way world deals with ever increasing numbers of people at risk of calamity   Governments and aid agencies have to tackle the politics and power...

Syrian refugee crisis: Oxfam warns of health risks as summer approaches

  Syria crisis: Funding urgently needed to provide assistance to over 1.4m Syrian Refugees   With temperatures set to soar up to 40˚C in the coming weeks, international...

Cyclone Mahasen - Jane Lonsdale, Acting Country Director of Oxfam in Myanmar said:

Jane Lonsdale, Acting Country Director of Oxfam in Myanmar said: "Oxfam is very relieved that Cyclone Mahasen did not cause damage to vulnerable communities; if a serious...

Mali needs reforms and smart aid to stop its slide and help “win the peace”

International donors must help Mali to rebuild its ability to govern itself and stop its slide into economic ruin if it is to "win the peace" following the French-led military intervention,...

New Oxfam CEO and Nicola Blackwood MP call on Oxford residents for urgent help with Syria crisis

The new Oxfam Chief Executive Mark Goldring will be joined by local MP Nicola Blackwood in giving a very personal briefing to local people about the escalating suffering and urgency of the Syria...

Cyclone set to hit Myanmar - could be devastating for people displaced by ethnic violence

Oxfam is deeply concerned by the potential impact of approaching Cyclone Mahasen on vulnerable communities already displaced by ongoing ethnic conflict in Rakhine area of Myanmar.  ...

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