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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...

Oxfam's response to the Labour Party's plan to reduce food poverty

Responding to the Labour Party's plan to reduce food poverty, Rachael Orr, Head of Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme, said: ...

Oxfam reaction to G7 summit outcomes

Energy security, climate change and the global economy were among the main topics the G7 leaders addressed during the Brussels summit, but Oxfam says what's needed is a stronger steer from leaders.  ...

G7 and Europe face energy wake-up call as food and fuel crisis looms

Europe's poor risk being forced to choose between heating and eating Russia's absence from the G7 summit is a stark warning to Europe that political turmoil on its doorstep risks an...

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Big ten food companies emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia - Oxfam

Companies also at risk of climate change if they fail to act  The 'Big 10' food and drink companies together emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia and, if they were an individual...

Food prices squeezing poor people and driving social change by stealth

A new era of high and volatile food prices goes beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and is causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn today.  The report,...

Oxfam reaction to European Commission’s report on impact of EU biofuels policy on food and land rights

Today, the European Commission published its first Communication on the impact of EU biofuels policy on food security and land rights in developing countries. The publication of this report coincides...

North Mali: alarming humanitarian situation following months of hardship

A serious food security crisis is developing in the Gao region of northern Mali due to a shortage of cereals on the market, rocketing food prices and restricted access, warned international aid agency...

Oxfam steps up response to growing crisis in eastern Congo

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European Commission caves into pressure from the biofuels lobby, says Oxfam

The European Commission has watered down draft legislation on biofuels as a result of pressure from the biofuels lobby warned Oxfam today.  The draft legislation published today marks...

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