In sickness and in wealth: why insurance schemes are bad for poor nations’ health

More progressive funding could double poor countries' health budgets A new report, published today by Oxfam, is warning that health insurance schemes - being promoted by some donor agencies...

Oxfam's response to Telegraph article about Syria donations

Reacting to the Daily Telegraph's story "Charity Millions Going to Syrian Terror Groups", Oxfam's Humanitarian Director Jane Cocking said: "The Telegraph's claim...

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Governments must tackle global thirst for Biofuels, which spell hunger for millions

Governments must put people's right to food before short term commercial interests, said Oxfam before the opening of the Committee on Food Security's (CFS) annual meeting in Rome (7 October)....

Big food and drink companies must act to stop conflicts over land as global sugar production continues to soar

The biggest names in the food and drink industry are not doing enough to stop poor people from being forced from their land and homes to make way to grow crops, according to a new report from Oxfam...

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 reacts to Barclays last minute extension to Somali remittance closures

In response to Barclays move to extend the closure of one major Somali money transfer organisation, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy, Ben Phillips, said:  "Barclays'...

Oxfam reaction to Barclays closing last remittance accounts to Somalia

Today in response to Barclays bank closing its final remittance accounts from the UK to Somalia, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy, Ben Phillips, said: "Today is a bleak day...

Oxfam gears up its aid effort to help people affected by Pakistan earthquake

More than 9,000 people are being helped by International agency Oxfam through its partners with safe water, following the earthquake. This is being provided through water tankers and repairing the...

Oxfam's reaction to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

Reacting to the report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Tim Gore, Oxfam's Grow Campaign Head of Policy said; "The latest climate science affirms...

Oxfam response to Nick Clegg announcing £100m of aid to Syria

In response to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's commitment at the UN General Assembly to give an extra £100m of humanitarian aid to Syria, Oxfam's Chief Executive Mark Goldring said:  ...

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