North Mali: alarming humanitarian situation following months of hardship

A serious food security crisis is developing in the Gao region of northern Mali due to a shortage of cereals on the market, rocketing food prices and restricted access, warned international aid agency...

Urgent call for tighter rules on arms trade on eve of final treaty negotiations

Draft Arms Trade Treaty text littered with loopholes which need fixing urgently to save lives  More than 325,000 people are estimated to have lost their lives through armed...

Hunger is the new normal in Yemen’s forgotten crisis, Oxfam warns

Millions still waiting for aid despite generous pledges Hunger is becoming a normal part of everyday life in Yemen as nearly half of the population sinks into debt to feed their...

One million Syrian refugees have been forced to flee the conflict

  "This landmark figure of one million refugees forced to flee fighting is an indictment of international failings to deal with the Syrian crisis. It should now spur governments and donors...

Oxfam responds to Justine Greening's promise to tackle violence against women

Responding to Justine Greening's speech promising to tackle violence against women, Sue Turrell, Oxfam's Deputy International Director, said:  "We are delighted Justine...

Survivors still struggle to recover six months after Pakistan floods

Families need help to rebuild lives in long and invisible crisis, warn agencies ...

Syria crisis spiralling out of control: flood of refugees overwhelming aid effort

Aid money pledged must be quickly released to address urgent needs, says Oxfam  Syria's humanitarian crisis is spinning out of control, leaving relief agencies overstretched...

ViiV agreement with patent pool should help more children receive HIV treatment - Oxfam

Responding to an agreement between ViiV and the medicine patent pool to license Mohga Kama-Yanni, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said:  "We welcome the license agreed between...

Oxfam: Veil of secrecy hides human cost behind top food and drinks companies supply chains

A British food giant, owner of brands including Silverspoon, Amoy and Kingsmill is keeping consumers in the dark about how it does its business and failing to ensure suppliers meet the ethical standards...

“Make or break time” for eastern DRC after new peace plan, warns Oxfam

A framework for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, due to be signed today, will fail to end the suffering of millions of people in the east of the country unless concrete actions are now...

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