Presidents Obama and Putin must deliver on Syria at the G8

Sending more arms will only increase the bloodshed, says Oxfam US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin must throw all their political weight into making the Geneva peace...

Oxfam is asking people to love Syria this summer

On the eve of the Isle of Wight festival, Oxfam is launching its 'Love Syria' festival campaign.  Over the summer the charity will be asking people to show their love for the people...

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 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...

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