Oxfam reaction: MEPs' biofuel compromise is not enough to tackle hunger in poor countries

Today the European Parliament voted to cap the share of biofuels made from food crops at 6 per cent of the EU's energy demand in transport by 2020 In reaction, Tracy Carty, Oxfam...

Afghan women at risk while police force remains 99 per cent male, says Oxfam

More women are urgently needed in the Afghan police force in order to reduce violence against women and ensure the safety of all Afghans, according to a report published today by international aid...

UK government urged to end the silence, and support a cap on biofuels that compete with food

CEOs of Oxfam, ActionAid, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace today sent an open letter to UK Ministers and UK MEPs urging them to grasp crucial opportunities in the coming weeks to help fix the...

Aid agencies call on Barclays to scrap plans to cut Somali financial lifeline (UPDATE)

Update on Barclays' decision to close Somalia money transfer accounts Oxfam reaction to Barclays'...

Oxfam verdict on the G20 summit

ON TAX G20 leaders have committed to a global deal to share tax information automatically, and set a deadline for G20 countries to implement this by the end of 2015. They did...

Oxfam welcomes UK humanitarian aid to Syria

Oxfam said G20 leaders need to dig deep and generously fund the humanitarian aid effort in Syria and neighbouring countries: Oxfam spokesperson, Emma Seery said "We commend the UK's...

Eliza Doolittle, 2manydjs and Skream among first acts announced to launch seventh edition of UK's biggest charity music festival

This year Oxjam launches with one of its most diverse line-ups to date to kick-start the charity's seventh annual music festival.  Ahead of the month of events set to take the UK by storm...

Break-through at St Petersburg summit needed to give hope of a better future for millions of Syrians

Leaders must set their differences aside and kick-start urgent political negotiations for Syria. World leaders attending the G20 summit must seize this opportunity and make real progress...

G20 must re-write tax rules and recoup Africa’s missing billions

If G20 nations were hit as hard by corporate tax dodging as Africa, they'd have a $1.2 trillion hole in their budgets. African nations are losing nearly 2 per cent of their gross domestic...

Lobbying Bill represents a real threat to quality of debate in this country says Oxfam

Responding to Andrew Lansley's speech during the second reading of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill, Max Lawson, Oxfam Head of Policy, said:  ...

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