Women's consumer power is key ingredient to ensure food for all, says Oxfam

A new report by Oxfam, published today, argues that harnessing the "immense consumer power" of women around the world can help ensure everyone has enough to eat. Currently,...

Somalia: Oxfam warns that “deepening emergency” may be two months away

One year after the declaration of famine in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population is still surviving on humanitarian aid and more than a million people could fall back into...

Failure of private members Bill on aid - reaction

In response to the failure of Mark Hendrick's Private Members Bill, the International Development (Assistance  Target) Bill, to gain a Second Reading, Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam's...

Emergency funds running dry in world’s largest refugee camp

Tens of thousands of lives at risk with money for vital services set to run out in two to three months One year since images of Somalis fleeing famine and conflict and pouring into Dadaab...

Welcome progress on family planning needs to be backed by improvements in public healthcare

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at today's DFID/Gates Family Planning Summit Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "Using British aid to...

Oxfam response to the publication of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) Minimum Income Standard for the UK

The JRF's annual Minimum Income Standard (MIS) figures, published tonight, are defined by what members of the public think people need to have a socially acceptable standard of living. The results...

Former nurse and mum-of-five travels to Africa to see for herself how donations to Oxfam are spent

Abbie Viveash, from Cwmbran, South Wales has been chosen, after a UK-wide search, to see first-hand how money donated to Oxfam is spent when she visits one of the charity's projects in Malawi,...

Oxfam launches response to the worst floods in Assam in ten years

Donate to Oxfam's Assam floods response To give £5 text DONATE5 to 70066 (UK contract or PAYG phones. Each text donates £5; SMS texts are charged at your standard network rates....

One year on, South Sudan falters under failing economy

Skyrocketing fuel and food prices deepen humanitarian crisis as country teeters on economic meltdown One year after South Sudan's independence on 9 July, the young country is facing its...

Aid must work better for Afghans in the next decade

Development gains made in Afghanistan over the last decade are in danger of being thrown away if levels of aid fall away in conjunction with the withdrawal of international troops in 2014, Oxfam...

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