Number of Syrian refugees tops 4 million

In response to the UN announcement that the number of registered Syrian refugees has passed 4 million Andy Baker, who leads Oxfam's response to the Syria crisis, said: ...

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,...

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 ...

Government needs to live up to Budget tax-dodging rhetoric at Addis conference

The Government should live up to promises in Wednesday's Budget to clamp down on tax avoidance by supporting rather than blocking crucial reforms to global tax rules being discussed at next week's...

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. ...

Oxfam "deeply concerned" by IFS analysis of Budget's impact on low income families

Reacting to the IFS analysis showing that millions of low-income families will lose out as a result of yesterday's Budget because increases in the minimum wage will be outweighed by benefit cuts,...

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...

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: ...

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