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Oxfam reaction to World Bank food price report

Colin Roche of Oxfam said: "Today's World Bank report that the price of maize and soybeans reached a record peak in July is yet another alarm bell for governments that action on food...

Charities call for end to global hunger as greatest Olympic legacy

Britain's leading aid and development charities have welcomed the progress made at Prime Minister David Cameron's Olympics Hunger Event, and urged world leaders to keep the global food crisis...

Oxfam reaction to today's FAO food price index figures - up 6% from June

Background: Today's FAO Food Price Index is up 6% from June. The index is now around the same peak as the 2008 crisis that provoked food riots in many countries, although still below its historic...

Yemen food crisis: people left without aid as funding fails to arrive

Tens of thousands of people will be left without aid in Yemen's hunger crisis unless more money is urgently given to the aid effort, Oxfam and Islamic Relief warned today.  Nearly a quarter...

Women's consumer power is key ingredient to ensure food for all, says Oxfam

A new report by Oxfam, published today, argues that harnessing the "immense consumer power" of women around the world can help ensure everyone has enough to eat. Currently,...

One year on, South Sudan falters under failing economy

Skyrocketing fuel and food prices deepen humanitarian crisis as country teeters on economic meltdown One year after South Sudan's independence on 9 July, the young country is facing its...

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. ...

Final statement at Rio +20 - Oxfam

Speaking at the end of the Rio+20 UN Summit on Sustainable Development, Barbara Stocking, chief executive, Oxfam said: ...

G20 fails 1 billion people worldwide

The G20 leading economies have sidelined development and food security at their summit in Los Cabos, international agency Oxfam said. Leaders were absorbed with disagreements about how to fix the Eurozone,...

Oxfam calls for Brazilian leadership at Rio +20

With the UN Rio+20 talks effectively at a stalemate, Oxfam today calls on the Brazilian government to provide the leadership that is so urgently needed to rescue the Rio 92 Earth Summit legacy, and...

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