Ammunition trade tops $4bn yet little regulation to control and keep track of who bullets are sold to.

Excluding ammunition from new international Arms Trade Treaty would be "totally irrational" Global sales of ammunition are worth more than $4bn and are growing at a faster rate than...

RESPONSE: Government reversal of plans to cap tax relief on charitable donations

"Oxfam welcomes the Government's announcement that it has abandoned plans to cap tax relief on charitable donations."    "Oxfam supports progressive...

REACTION: Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Rio +20 report

In response to the FAO's report "Towards The Future We Want: End Hunger And Make The Transition to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems", which argues that eradicating hunger should...

Oxfam reaction to the latest round of UN climate talks in Bonn

Celine Charveriat, Oxfam advocacy and campaigns director said:  "At the Bonn UN climate talks, no progress was made to deliver the financial support that the world's poorest...

Yemen on brink of hunger catastrophe aid agencies warn

Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today with 10 million people - 44 percent of the population - without enough food to eat.  The aid agencies warned...

'Austerity isn't working' eminent economists tell EU leaders

European leaders pushing austerity as the solution to the current economic crisis are guilty of "bad economics, bad arithmetic and ignoring the lessons of history," according to a pamphlet...

Long-term future of World Health Organisation at risk from financial crisis

Ahead of the 65th World Health Assembly (WHA), taking place in Geneva next week, International agency Oxfam has warned that the fundamental role of the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the...

G8 food security alliance answers question hungry people have not asked

International agency Oxfam warned that today's announcement of the "New Alliance to Increase Food and Nutrition Security" focuses too heavily on the role of the private sector to tackle...

Afghan Security Forces need urgent reforms say agencies

In Chicago, NATO must agree to commitments to ensure all Afghan forces can uphold law and order for Afghan men and women and children. Twenty leading international and Afghan NGOs today...

Oxfam announces Baaba Maal as its new Global Ambassador

In Baaba Maal's new role as Oxfam Ambassador he urged the world to respond to the food crisis in West and Central Africa before it is too late, having just returned from visiting communities...

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