South Sudanese families being pushed to the brink of hunger

Skyrocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets are pushing people in South Sudan to breaking point as the political deadlock enters its 16th month and families face a second 'lean season'...

Oxfam verdict on the World Bank IMF Spring meetings

Inequality Head of Oxfam International's Washington DC office Nicolas Mombrial said:   "Given that rising inequality continues to make the headlines everywhere in the...

Oxfam condemns coalition airstrike on one of its storage facilities in Saada Governorate in northern Yemen

Grace Ommer, Oxfam's country director in Yemen said: "This is an outrage. The contents of the warehouse had no military value. It only contained humanitarian supplies associated with our...

World Bank must lead efforts to raise $1.7 billion to improve Ebola-hit countries’ health care

The World Bank and international donors must find $1.7 billion to improve dangerously inadequate health systems in Ebola-affected countries and help prevent such a deadly epidemic...

Three-pronged attack on poverty needed to make this year a historic turning point for development - Oxfam

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New Director role at Oxfam GB demonstrates fighting for women's rights is crucial to ending poverty

Oxfam GB has appointed Laurie Adams as Women's Rights Director. This newly created role arises out of Oxfam's commitment to empowering women in poverty, which is central to reducing suffering...

World not delivering on Gaza reconstruction promises

The international community must urgently change its approach to Gaza and deliver on promises of reconstruction, a coalition of 46 aid agencies says today. Six months since donors at the Cairo Conference...

Indiana Jones' hat and the Jedi's lightsabers are the most iconic accessories in films, Oxfam reveals

The felt fedora hat worn by Indiana Jones and the lightsabers brandished by Jedi warriors in Star Wars are the nation's favourite accessories in film history. They polled equal first in a survey...

Almost ten years after the G8 Summit, world must take big steps forward to make poverty history

Too many countries are set to break their promises to make poverty history, Oxfam said today. Stagnating aid budgets show that many of the world's richest countries have failed to uphold their...

Prices rocket as Oxfam warns of a major food and fuel crisis in Yemen: Oxfam gives cash to 4,000 families affected by the war

Food has doubled in price and fuel has quadrupled in some areas as basic commodities run dangerously low in Yemen, warns Oxfam. Wheat which was selling last week for around US$0.50 per kilogramme...

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