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Oxfam gears up its aid effort to escalating cholera crisis in Sierra Leone

International agency Oxfam will be flying out eight tonnes of water purification aid to Sierra Leone as it boosts its response to the cholera outbreak which is spreading across the country. The £61,000...

Oxfam calls for a rapid scale-up of aid effort to tackle Sierra Leone's escalating cholera outbreak

Sierra Leone is in the grip of one of the worst cholera outbreaks in its history with death rates almost double emergency thresholds and the number of people affected likely to increase significantly...

Welcome progress on family planning needs to be backed by improvements in public healthcare

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at today's DFID/Gates Family Planning Summit Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "Using British aid to...

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Oxfam reaction to European parliament vote on ACTA

Euro parliamentarians scrap controversial ACTA treaty, which could have threatened poor people's access to generic medicines Oxfam strongly welcomes the European Parliament's vote...

Rio 1992 connected the environment and development. Rio+20 looks like splitting them up

The Rio+20 Summit will fail if it agrees to current proposals, which risk worsening the divide between environment and development efforts, warned anti-poverty and environmental campaigners today. ...

Eurozone breakup could cost poorest countries $30bn

G20 must not allow Euro crisis to derail development efforts - Oxfam ...

Oxfam Media Brief - G20 must live up to its pledges for fairer and stronger growth

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Jubilee time to celebrate millions of Commonwealth children’s lives saved by UK aid

British aid has helped reduce by 1.2 million-a-year the number of children who die each year in six Commonwealth countries, research by Oxfam to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee has...

Long-term future of World Health Organisation at risk from financial crisis

Ahead of the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA), taking place in Geneva next week, International agency Oxfam has warned that the fundamental role of the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the...

More than 440,000 people in dire need of emergency humanitarian assistance after being displaced from Khyber Agency in northwest Pakistan

Pakistan Humanitarian Forum and National Humanitarian Network Joint Press Release A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families -bringing the total to almost half a million people - into the...

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