Failure to agree world tax body in Addis is missed opportunity

Commenting on final agreements reached at the UN financing for development conference in Addis Ababa last night, which aimed to set out how plans to meet poverty targets will be funded over the next...

Blockade and violence in Yemen pushing an additional 25000 people into hunger daily

Since the start of the conflict, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies, Oxfam warned today. ...

Women are living in fear for their safety three months on from Nepal earthquake, Oxfam says

Women in Nepal are living in fear of abuse because of the lack of privacy and security afforded by temporary shelters, Oxfam said today. According to research Oxfam conducted in Dhading district,...

South Sudan Peace Deal Start of Long Road

The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies CARE, IRC, Oxfam and World Vision say it is only...

Response to the bombing of Hodeidah port

In response to the bombing of Hodeidah port in Yemen, Oxfam's country director, Philippe Clerc, said: ...

Oxfam reaches millions more people in response to record number of humanitarian disasters

Oxfam helped almost a third more people caught up in humanitarian disasters in 2014-15 as it responded to an unprecedented number of emergencies including the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and...

Cholera cases multiply as cost of clean water skyrockets in South Sudan capital

Cholera cases are rapidly increasing in South Sudan's capital Juba, as the cost of clean water skyrockets amid a worsening economic crisis. 33 people have died in Juba alone including ...

Lack of fuel could soon cause more deaths than ongoing violence in Yemen

Lack of fuel in Yemen caused by the continuing conflict and restrictions of imports could ultimately be responsible for even more deaths than the fighting in the country, Oxfam warned today. ...

World Food Programme cuts aid to Syrian refugees

In response to the UN's World Food Programme announcement that it will cut its aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, Andy Baker, head of Oxfam's Syria crisis response, said: ...

Oxfam responds to announced changes to the Charities Bill

In response to the government's announcement to changes in the Charities Bill Mark Goldring, Oxfam chief executive said: 'Oxfam welcomes these changes and will work with regulators to rid...

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