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Threat of four famines “a catastrophic betrayal of our common humanity”

The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines in 2017 due to a catastrophic failure of the global community to uphold its obligations to the most vulnerable of people. ...

Reaction: South Sudan famine is 'man-made tragedy'

Commenting on the declaration of famine in South Sudan by the UN today, Emma Jane Drew, Oxfam Humanitarian Programme Manager in South Sudan, said:  ...

Rich countries have resettled a tiny fraction of Syrian refugees - UK set to take just over a fifth of its fair share

Rich countries have resettled only 1.39 percent of the nearly five million Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 10 percent of people who need to be urgently offered a safe haven. As states meet in...

Oxfam response to Prime Minister's announcement to increase aid to Syria crisis and take thousands more refugees

Responding on the Prime Minister's announcements today that the UK is increasing aid to the Syria crisis by £100m and is prepared to take thousands more refugees, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief...

Oxfam response to George Osborne announcing a review of refugee numbers

In response to George Osborne stating that the number of refugees Britain takes in is under review, Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB's Chief Executive, said:  ...

Ten years on and Tsunami response changed lives for good

The humanitarian response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami saved lives and gave people the means to rebuild their futures, Oxfam says today. ...

Mistrust and confusion are allowing Ebola to thrive in West Africa

Mistrust, rumour and myths about the origin and spread of Ebola are allowing the disease to thrive, the aid agency Oxfam is warning.  ...

More military, more medics and more money needed to prevent definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation

More troops, funding and medical staff are urgently needed if we have a hope of stopping Ebola spiralling out of control, international agency Oxfam warns today. ...

Oxfam flies out aid experts to Iraq

International agency Oxfam today flew out a seven strong team of experts to Iraq to set up an aid programme to help thousands of people forced to flee their homes in recent days. The team will be...

Oxfam calls for a ‘massive and rapid global surge’ in aid effort to avoid catastrophic hunger in South Sudan

Crisis reaches 'now or never moment' says agency as it launches public appeal International agency Oxfam called today for a massive and rapid global surge in the aid effort to help...

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