Subject: livelihoods

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Women are living in fear for their safety three months on from Nepal earthquake, Oxfam says

Women in Nepal are living in fear of abuse because of the lack of privacy and security afforded by temporary shelters, Oxfam said today. According to research Oxfam conducted in Dhading district,...

New Director role at Oxfam GB demonstrates fighting for women's rights is crucial to ending poverty

Oxfam GB has appointed Laurie Adams as Women's Rights Director. This newly created role arises out of Oxfam's commitment to empowering women in poverty, which is central to reducing suffering...

Billions in “out of control” IFC investments into third-parties causing human rights abuses around the world

World Bank's private sector investment arm's portfolio in financial intermediaries grows to $36 billion in four years - three times as much as World Bank global education lending - needs...

Ten years on and Tsunami response changed lives for good

The humanitarian response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami saved lives and gave people the means to rebuild their futures, Oxfam says today. ...

Typhoon Haiyan - One Year On and 1 million people still living in dangerous conditions as typhoon season hits

One year after Haiyan struck the Philippines nearly 1 million people made homeless are still living in makeshift shelters and are dangerously exposed to future typhoons, said international aid agency...

Money pledged at Gaza donor conference could take decades to reach people

The bulk of money pledged at the global donor conference to rebuild Gaza will languish in bank accounts for decades before it reaches people unless long-standing Israeli restrictions on imports are...

Oxfam flies out aid experts to Iraq

International agency Oxfam today flew out a seven strong team of experts to Iraq to set up an aid programme to help thousands of people forced to flee their homes in recent days. The team will be...

World’s biggest food and drink companies are improving their policies in developing countries following public pressure

The top 10 food and drink companies in the world have improved their social and environmental policies due to public pressure over the past year, Oxfam reveals today. ...

Oxfam to launch new drive to fight poverty and lift lives for good

Oxfam is embarking on an ambitious new drive to tackle the root causes of poverty in 2014, with an even greater focus on programmes that will help lift the lives of even more people. ...

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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