Stephen Fry and Ruby Wax launch Oxfam’s biggest ever call for book donations with a Great British tea party

King and Queen of comedy, Stephen Fry and Ruby Wax, celebrated the launch of Oxfam's biggest ever call for book donations with a Great British tea party at Hay Festival today. With book donations...

Oxfam searches for member of the public to see for themselves

Oxfam launches nationwide search to find a member of the public to see for themselves how money donated to the charity is spent  ...

Jubilee time to celebrate millions of Commonwealth children’s lives saved by UK aid

British aid has helped reduce by 1.2 million-a-year the number of children who die each year in six Commonwealth countries, research by Oxfam to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee has...

Three years after Cyclone Aila many Bangladeshis are still struggling with food and water shortages

A massive cyclone which hit Bangladesh in May 2009 is still having a devastating effect on the lives of many people in the country three years after the event, international humanitarian agency Oxfam...

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...

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