Food price spikes will get worse as extreme weather caused by climate change devastates food production - Oxfam

New research shows that the full impact of climate change on future food prices is being underestimated, according to international agency Oxfam. Oxfam's new report, Extreme Weather, Extreme...

New UK aid for Yemen - Oxfam reaction

Reacting to the Department for International Development (DFID) announcement that it will be allocating £196 million to Yemen over the next three years, Colette Fearon, Oxfam's Country Director...

UN Calls for Action on Food Prices - Oxfam Reaction

Responding to the statement from World Food Programme, International Fund for Agricultural Development and Food and Agriculture Organisation today which calls for urgent political action to avert...

Oxfam statement re. appointment of Justine Greening as new Secretary of State for International Development

Welcoming the appointment of Justine Greening as the new Secretary of State for International Development, Oxfam Chief Executive, Barbara Stocking said: "Justine Greening takes charge of the...

Oxfam Chief Executive to step down from role

Dame Barbara Stocking, chief executive of Oxfam GB has announced that she will be stepping down from her role in February 2013. ...

Oxfam reaction to World Bank food price report

Colin Roche of Oxfam said: "Today's World Bank report that the price of maize and soybeans reached a record peak in July is yet another alarm bell for governments that action on food...

Flooding in Assam

Assam facing deepening humanitarian crisis, says Oxfam

The people of Assam are facing two disasters, making one of the worst humanitarian crises in the last decade. The most severe floods in the past 14 years have affected around two million people across...

Tens of thousands at risk of cholera in Haiti after Tropical Storm Isaac

International aid agency Oxfam is warning that tens of thousands of people are at risk of cholera in the aftermath of tropical storm Isaac, which battered the Caribbean Island yesterday. ...

Haiti dodges eye of storm but camp dwellers still at risk from flooding and cholera

Thousands of people living in refugee camps in Haiti remain at risk from flooding and disease, according to international aid agency Oxfam, despite the Caribbean island appearing to have avoided...

Oxfam gears up its aid effort to escalating cholera crisis in Sierra Leone

International agency Oxfam will be flying out eight tonnes of water purification aid to Sierra Leone as it boosts its response to the cholera outbreak which is spreading across the country. The £61,000...

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