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Reaction to the UN Secretary General's report in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit

On the publication of the UN Secretary General's, Ban Ki-Moon, report in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit, Oxfam GB's Humanitarian Director, Jane Cocking, said: ...

A woman holds her daughter during an air raid. Oxfam is calling on rich countries to give their fair share of aid and refugee places.

Rich countries continue to fail Syrians

Despite the catastrophic scale of suffering and the numbers of people fleeing the conflict, rich countries have given barely half the aid money needed to help people in Syria and surrounding countries...

Children fill a bucket at a high school in Port Loko District, Sierra Leone. Funds pledged to the Ebola crisis have proved difficult to trace.

International community fails West Africa as pledged Ebola funds prove hard to trace

Global leaders are failing to honour their promises to communities devastated by Ebola in West Africa, with $5.8 billion of pledged recovery funds proving almost impossible to track, Oxfam warned...

Weather and war to put humanitarian system under unprecedented strain in 2016

The effects of a super El Niño are set to put the world's humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of strain in 2016 as it already struggles to cope with the fallout from conflicts in...

Typhoon Melor hits the Philippines: Oxfam ready to respond

More than 700,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in central Philippines as Typhoon Melor crosses the country with winds of up to 220 kilometers per hour, bringing with it threats of...

Climate deal offers a frayed life-line for the world's poorest people, Oxfam warns

The Paris climate deal has brought the world's powers together but is set to short-change the poorest and most vulnerable people as they struggle with the burgeoning reality of rising sea-levels,...

Oxfam reaction to the Ethiopian government announcement on drought

In response to the Ethiopian government's announcement that 10.2 million people need humanitarian assistance (in addition to 7.9 million who are already set to receive aid) and the country requires...

Overstretched and underfunded refugee camps in Tanzania put over 110,000 Burundian refugees at risk

Health and shelter for Burundian refugees in Tanzania are poised to get worse in already overstretched camps, the aid agencies Oxfam, HelpAge International, Plan International, Save the Children,...

Oxfam verdict on Valletta migration summit

In response to the Valletta summit, Oxfam said: ...

Oxfam: Nepal humanitarian programme moves close to complete standstill due to fuel crisis

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the UK, Oxfam today warned that its humanitarian programme in Nepal is just two weeks away from a complete standstill due to the fuel crisis that has...

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