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Murder and eviction: the global land rush enters new more violent phase

Millions of people face being displaced from their homes as new data shows land sales covering an area the size of Germany are now under contract, warns Oxfam. ...

Kunchi Sumar, 55, lost her daughter and her home in the earthquake. She has been receiving counselling and other support through one of the women's centres Oxfam set up.

Nepal one year on, most vulnerable people risk exclusion from earthquake recovery

Some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Nepal are being excluded from the reconstruction process a year after the earthquake that killed 8,700 people, said Oxfam in a new report published...

International investors must withdraw all involvement now from deadly Honduras dam project, says Oxfam

The assassination last week of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres - who championed the cause of indigenous land rights - shows that international companies have no place now in continuing their support...

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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...

World’s biggest food and drink companies are improving their policies in developing countries following public pressure

The top 10 food and drink companies in the world have improved their social and environmental policies due to public pressure over the past year, Oxfam reveals today. ...

Brazilian State Prosecutor to investigate land grab highlighted by Oxfam

An investigation into a four-year delay to resolve a land dispute in Brazil has been announced, following a report from Oxfam profiling the case. The case involves a fishing...

G8 implicated in land grabs risk - campaigners call for action at next week's summit

Since 2000, companies in G8 countries have acquired land in developing countries more than the size of the whole of Ireland [1]. This is enough to feed 96 million people - the total populations of...

Oxfam and Coldplay Fans Come Together as Part of Global Campaign

Today Oxfam releases a pioneering campaigning film in which thousands of Coldplay fans, and famous faces including singer songwriter Ed Sheeran, actor Dominic Cooper and rock band Wolf Gang, share...

Oxfam response to the World Bank's statement to build capacity and safeguards related to land rights

In response to the World Bank's statement to build capacity and safeguards related to land rights, Oxfam's land grab campaign lead Hannah Stoddart said: "The World Bank's...

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...

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