We are pleased to be working with the Board of Deputies of British Jews and other organisations on the issue of global hunger. We look forward to working together to forge a new alliance on an issue that binds our common humanity. It is shocking that in a world with enough food to feed everyone twice over nearly 1 billion people go hungry. This year we have the chance to move forward on tackling global hunger. Later in the year the...
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 social injustice. In a world where there is more than enough food to feed everyone twice over it is scandalous that 1 in 7 people on the planet, nearly 1 billion people, goes to bed hungry.
Global hunger is a scandal that can be solved...
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 a climb down from the proposal leaked a month ago. Biofuels producers will not be held accountable or forced to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions biofuels cause through the displacement of agriculture on to forested land and carbon sinks (known as...
Responding to the IMF and World Bank opening remarks in Tokyo, Oxfam spokesperson Elizabeth Stuart said:
IMF - Christine Lagarde
Courageous and cooperative action:
"It's imperative that the poorest countries are not overlooked at this meeting. Europe's crisis needs to be fixed because the fallout is seriously threatening developing countries. Oxfam's research shows a Eurozone breakup...
The World Bank and IMF must step up their support for developing countries who are struggling with spiking food prices along with the fallout from Europe's fiscal crisis, international agency Oxfam said ahead of the annual meeting of the institutions in Tokyo this week.
World food prices are now close to their 2008-2009 peak and the economic downturn in Europe and the US is hurting poor country revenues. Worse still, food price...
World Bank must freeze investments to protect poor people from land grabs.
Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last decade, enough to grow food for a billion people says international development agency Oxfam. This is the equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world today.
In its new report, Our Land, Our Lives, Oxfam warns that more than...
In reaction to today's EU Energy Ministers' statement on their debate about
Europe's post 2020 renewable energy strategy, Natalia Alonso, Head of
Oxfam's EU office, said:
In response to the US Department of Agriculture Crop Report yesterday, Oxfam's head of advocacy for the GROW campaign Colin Roche said: