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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 dispatches aid experts to earthquake hit parts of the Philippines

Oxfam dispatches aid experts to earthquake hit parts of the Philippines Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2013 - Oxfam has dispatched a team of six experts on the ground to assess...

Approaching summer and Syrian refugee influx add to Jordan’s water worries

Jordan's water supply system, already under severe strain, is being stretched to the limit by the large influx of refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, warn two of the British aid agencies who...

New sites for South Sudan refugee camps must be found, as Blue Nile conflict enters second year

Refugees survived "year of hell" - now at risk of disease Camps sheltering more than 100,000 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan's Maban county are ticking timebombs, on the brink...

Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way

Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way Over 600,000 people displaced and around 20,000 houses destroyed so far. ...

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. ...

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