EU foreign ministers must bite the bullet and extend the arms embargo on Syria, says Oxfam

Transfer of weapons to Syria likely to spell further disaster for civilians caught in the crossfire, and fuel deadly arms race EU Foreign Ministers meeting on Monday (May...

Oxfam reaction to Ban Ki-moon's visit to Goma

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other high level officials visit Goma today, Joanna Trevor of Oxfam in DRC, said: "Thousands of people are again homeless after a...

Food prices squeezing poor people and driving social change by stealth

A new era of high and volatile food prices goes beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and is causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn today.  The report,...

Oxfam response to European leaders meeting on tax in Brussels

European leaders met in Brussels today at a summit to discuss tax. Whilst they are taking welcome steps to crack down on tax dodging, Oxfam says their efforts will do little to help poor countries....

Lost tax haven cash enough to end extreme poverty - twice over

UK-linked tax havens are the biggest G8 culprits People using tax havens are depriving the world of more than $150 billion (£100bn) in lost revenue, enough money to end extreme poverty twice...

Oxfam reaction to Jim Kim's speech on Universal Health Coverage

In response to today's keynote speech by Dr Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Oxfam's Senior Health Policy Advisor Dr Mohga Kamal Yanni, said: ...

It’s power and politics, stupid

Oxfam calls for radical change in way world deals with ever increasing numbers of people at risk of calamity   Governments and aid agencies have to tackle the politics and power...

Syrian refugee crisis: Oxfam warns of health risks as summer approaches

  Syria crisis: Funding urgently needed to provide assistance to over 1.4m Syrian Refugees   With temperatures set to soar up to 40˚C in the coming weeks, international...

Cyclone Mahasen - Jane Lonsdale, Acting Country Director of Oxfam in Myanmar said:

Jane Lonsdale, Acting Country Director of Oxfam in Myanmar said: "Oxfam is very relieved that Cyclone Mahasen did not cause damage to vulnerable communities; if a serious...

Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers

Poor countries are cutting back spending on agriculture and health due to the global economic crisis, according to a new report launched today. Despite poor countries' efforts to overcome...

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