States vote overwhelmingly for first ever Arms Trade Treaty

Oxfam says treaty will help protect communities from armed violence New York: Campaigners today say the vote for the first ever global treaty to bring the international arms trade under control...

Landmark generic medicines victory: Ruling puts human rights before excessive profits says Oxfam

Oxfam has hailed the Indian Supreme Court's ruling against a patent protection petition filed by multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis as a huge victory for public health.  ...

Oxfam reaction to European Commission’s report on impact of EU biofuels policy on food and land rights

Today, the European Commission published its first Communication on the impact of EU biofuels policy on food security and land rights in developing countries. The publication of this report coincides...

Approaching summer and Syrian refugee influx add to Jordan’s water worries

Jordan's water supply system, already under severe strain, is being stretched to the limit by the large influx of refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, warn two of the British aid agencies who...

Oxfam Budget Reaction on Overseas Aid and UK Poverty

In response to today's Budget and the announcement that the UK will reach 0.7% on overseas aid Ben Phillips, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns, said:  "This decision to...

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...

RSS updates

Get the latest news and updates in your news reader.