EU Ministers fail to break deadlock on climate finance

Today, European Finance Ministers agreed their common position for the United Nations climate change talks next month in Warsaw, Poland. In reaction to today's decision, Lies Craeynest, Oxfam's...

Cyclone leaves destruction and homelessness in India but many lives saved by quick action

Oxfam India will provide water, sanitation and shelter to 6,000 people affected by Cyclone Phailin. The storm, one of the country's biggest natural disasters in years, left India on Sunday leaving...

Oxfam reaction to passage of Cyclone Phailin

The cyclone Phailin which has struck two states in Eastern India has weakened, but Oxfam says that the next few hours remain crucial for tens of thousands of Indians stuck in the middle of one of...

Oxfam's response to the latest garment factory fire in Dhaka

Oxfam's Ethical Trading Manager, Rachel Wilshaw said: "This latest tragedy at Aswad Composite Mills underlines the urgent need to change the way these factories are built and ensure that...

In sickness and in wealth: why insurance schemes are bad for poor nations’ health

More progressive funding could double poor countries' health budgets A new report, published today by Oxfam, is warning that health insurance schemes - being promoted by some donor agencies...

Oxfam's response to Telegraph article about Syria donations

Reacting to the Daily Telegraph's story "Charity Millions Going to Syrian Terror Groups", Oxfam's Humanitarian Director Jane Cocking said: "The Telegraph's claim...

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Governments must tackle global thirst for Biofuels, which spell hunger for millions

Governments must put people's right to food before short term commercial interests, said Oxfam before the opening of the Committee on Food Security's (CFS) annual meeting in Rome (7 October)....

Big food and drink companies must act to stop conflicts over land as global sugar production continues to soar

The biggest names in the food and drink industry are not doing enough to stop poor people from being forced from their land and homes to make way to grow crops, according to a new report from Oxfam...

New FAO hunger figures: Oxfam warns of alarmingly slow progress in fight against hunger

New estimates today from the Food and Agriculture Organisation which show that the number of hungry people has gone down by 26 million in the last year is good news but highlight that the fight against...

Oxfam reacts to Barclays last minute extension to Somali remittance closures

In response to Barclays move to extend the closure of one major Somali money transfer organisation, Oxfam's Director of Campaigns and Policy, Ben Phillips, said:  "Barclays'...

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