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...

Oxfam prepares for possible impact of Tropical Storm Isaac - due to hit Haiti on Friday

Oxfam teams in Haiti are working to prepare communities to help avoid damage from Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to hit the country today (Friday 24 August), and are also preparing contingency...

Oxfam calls for a rapid scale-up of aid effort to tackle Sierra Leone's escalating cholera outbreak

Sierra Leone is in the grip of one of the worst cholera outbreaks in its history with death rates almost double emergency thresholds and the number of people affected likely to increase significantly...

Oxfam reaction to Glencore Director saying the US drought is good for business

Jodie Thorpe, spokesperson for Oxfam's Food Justice GROW Campaign said: "Unguarded comments from one of Glencore's top brass give us a rare glimpse into the little-known...

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