Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers

Poor countries are cutting back spending on agriculture and health due to the global economic crisis, according to a new report launched today. Despite poor countries' efforts to overcome...

Swifter action is required to protect conflict displaced people from approaching Myanmar cyclone

Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on people displaced by ethnic conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar.  "Oxfam...

Mali needs reforms and smart aid to stop its slide and help “win the peace”

International donors must help Mali to rebuild its ability to govern itself and stop its slide into economic ruin if it is to "win the peace" following the French-led military intervention,...

New Oxfam CEO and Nicola Blackwood MP call on Oxford residents for urgent help with Syria crisis

The new Oxfam Chief Executive Mark Goldring will be joined by local MP Nicola Blackwood in giving a very personal briefing to local people about the escalating suffering and urgency of the Syria...

Oxfam and IPL release joint report investigating poverty issues in the supply chain of major UK supermarkets

A new report, Exploring the Links Between International Business and Poverty Reduction: Bouquets and Beans from Kenya, has been released by Oxfam and International Procurement and Logistics (IPL)....

Cyclone set to hit Myanmar - could be devastating for people displaced by ethnic violence

Oxfam is deeply concerned by the potential impact of approaching Cyclone Mahasen on vulnerable communities already displaced by ongoing ethnic conflict in Rakhine area of Myanmar.  ...

Oxfam reaction to the close of UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany

On the shape of the new 2015 climate agreement being negotiated this week, Tracy Carty, Oxfam Climate Change Policy Adviser, said:  "Countries can't just set goals on their own...

Oxfam response to announcement that some of Britain’s Overseas Territories have agreed to more tax transparency and sharing of tax information

In response to today's announcement that some of Britain's Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands) have agreed to...

New coalition formed to address low wages in the tea industry

A new coalition of tea companies, non-governmental organisations and certification organisations said today that systemic problems are locking-in low wages for tea workers.   ...

Oxfam response to FEWSNET report that estimates 260,000 people died in the Somalia 2010/11 famine

Responding to Thursday's FEWSNET report that estimates 260,000 people died in the Somalia 2010/11 famine, Oxfam's Country Director for Somalia, Senait Gebregziabher said:  ...

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