Bold food security initiative needed from G8

Washington, DC— On the eve of the G8 Summit, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders heading to Camp David to make predictable, measureable funding and policy commitments that will help...

Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew as you’ve never seen it before

As part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Theatre Walley, in partnership with Kashf Foundation, present an Urdu production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrewin Oxford. Oxfam is proud to announce...

Imminent rains will jeopardise response to Sudans conflict

Refugee numbers soaring as violence continues Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate already dire conditions in refugee camps, restrict travel and access, and heighten...

Oxfam response to Africa Progress Panel's annual report

In response to today's publication of the Africa Progress Panel's annual Progress Report on Africa, Jobs, Justice and Equity, Oxfam's Chief Executive Barbara Stocking said:  ...

Oxfam welcomes David Cameron's appointment to UN panel on replacing Millennium Development Goals

Oxfam welcomed the appointment of David Cameron as joint chair of the United Nations panel that will recommend what should replace the Millennium Development Goals after they expire in 2015. Barbara...

Oxfam reaction to absence of aid Bill from Queens Speech

Responding to the absence of a Bill to enshrine UK aid promises in law from the Queen's Speech, Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "The Government deserves credit...

Creation Theatre and Oxfam's one night of Shakespeare from Ramallah

Creation Theatre and Oxfam's one night of Shakespeare from Ramallah Oxford's own Creation Theatre Company and International agency Oxfam teamed up to present Ashtar Theatre's production...

"Business-as-usual" won't do at Rio+20 summit: Leading civil society groups unite in warning following latest negotiations

A group of leading international humanitarian, development, social justice, environmental, and workers' organisations today warned that next month's UN Conference on Sustainable Development...

Arms Trade Treaty long overdue, as new research shows billions spent on illicit weapons deals by states under embargo

Oxfam says lack of global rules on arms trade is main factor for embargo violations More than $2.2bn worth of arms and ammunition have been imported since 2000 to...

More than 440,000 people in dire need of emergency humanitarian assistance after being displaced from Khyber Agency in northwest Pakistan

Pakistan Humanitarian Forum and National Humanitarian Network Joint Press Release A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families -bringing the total to almost half a million people - into the...

RSS updates

Get the latest news and updates in your news reader.