Oxfam response to government figures that reveal nearly a million more people were in poverty in the UK in 2011/12

The government's Households Below Average Incomes (HBAI) statistics, released today reveal that nearly a million more people were living in poverty in the UK in 2011/12. Half a million more working-age...

T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

Rare copy of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land among Oxfam finds to go under the hammer

First UK edition of Eliot's famous poem expected to fetch up to £3,000 at auction A rare first UK edition of The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot will be auctioned on 25 June at Bonhams after...

Oxfam's response to UN Syria appeal

International agency Oxfam urged governments to fund generously the UN's appeal for the Syrian crisis both for work within Syria and for work in neighbouring countries sheltering refugees.  ...

Arms Trade Treaty signing

In reaction to 62 states signing the Arms Trade Treaty today at the United Nations in New York, Anna Macdonald, Head of Arms Control, Oxfam said: "More...

Governments sign historic global treaty to regulate the $85bn arms trade

Millions of lives to be protected as poorly regulated arms trade is brought under control History will be made today at the United Nations as many governments sign an Arms Trade Treaty designed...

Oxfam reaction to UN panel report on post 2015 development goals

Reacting to the publication of the report by the UN High Level Post-15 Panel, Katy Wright, Oxfam Senior policy adviser, said: "We're pleased the PM is pushing the world to sign up...

Make Poverty History, and G8 promises - was it all really worth it?

Executive summary In 2005, the largest ever anti-poverty movement came together here in the UK, under the banner of the Make Poverty History campaign. The campaign called for...

Kevin Powers, winner of the Oxfam Emerging Writer Prize

Kevin Powers wins Oxfam Emerging Writer Prize at Hay Festival

The winner of Oxfam's Emerging Writer Prize was today announced as author Kevin Powers at the Hay Festival 2013. Launched in 2009, the Oxfam prize is awarded annually to an up-and-coming writer...

Charities call for urgent Parliamentary Inquiry, as more than half a million people in the UK now hungry and turning to food aid

Britain faces a hidden scandal where thousands of people cannot feed themselves or their families, according to a hard hitting report from Church Action Poverty and Oxfam.   The two...

Oxfam reaction to EU failure to extend arms embargo on Syria beyond August

EU Foreign Ministers failed last night to extend the EU arms embargo on Syria as it stands. They decided, however, not to lift it before August 1st and set a number of conditions.  ...

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