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New FAO hunger figures: Oxfam warns of alarmingly slow progress in fight against hunger

New estimates today from the Food and Agriculture Organisation which show that the number of hungry people has gone down by 26 million in the last year is good news but highlight that the fight against...

Oxfam response to announcement that UK Government will host a high-level summit on nutrition and growth

In response to the announcement that Britain will co-host a high level international meeting: 'Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science' Oxfam's head of UK Government...

Northern Mali will descend to emergency levels of food insecurity in less than two months if the security situation and humanitarian access to vulnerable communities do not improve

Northern Mali will descend to emergency levels* of food insecurity in less than two months if the security situation and humanitarian access to vulnerable communities do not improve, warned four...

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: Veil of secrecy hides human cost behind top food and drinks companies supply chains

A British food giant, owner of brands including Silverspoon, Amoy and Kingsmill is keeping consumers in the dark about how it does its business and failing to ensure suppliers meet the ethical standards...

Oxfam: Unpaid corporate tax could solve global hunger with money to spare

Oxfam today reveals that less than a third of the money that developing countries lose to corporate tax dodgers would be enough to end global hunger.  The international agency is calling...

Oxfam statement on joint initiative with the Board of Deputies of British Jews

Oxfam is very positive about the prospect of working in partnership with the Board of Deputies of British Jews on the issue of global hunger and the need to address a crisis that has its roots in...

Show Africa’s potential not just its problems, says Oxfam

Charity strikes optimistic tone with bold new advertising approach for festive season Campaign to re-engage UK public with fight to stop 230m going hungry in sub Saharan Africa ...

People in eastern Congo forced to fund the war that destroys their lives, says Oxfam

Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own government's troops and officials, in a vicious...

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