Oxfam is tripling its aid in Ebola hit countries as the disease spirals out of control

International agency Oxfam is planning to triple its Ebola prevention programme in Sierra Leone and needs at least £10 million to help 2.5 million people at risk of catching the disease, it said...

South Sudan: aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015   A group of leading aid agencies...

Oxfam response to Credit Suisse Global Wealth report showing rising inequality

Credit Suisse's annual Global Wealth Report, published today, reveals that wealth inequality continues to grow; the top 1% now own 48.2 percent of global wealth, up from 46 percent last year....

Money pledged at Gaza donor conference could take decades to reach people

The bulk of money pledged at the global donor conference to rebuild Gaza will languish in bank accounts for decades before it reaches people unless long-standing Israeli restrictions on imports are...

Oxfam response to David Cameron's speech at the Ban Ki-moon Climate Summit

Prime Minister David Cameron's speech recognised the urgent need to tackle climate change, and gave UK support to both a robust EU climate and energy package in Brussels next month and a fair...

Weather disasters have cost half a trillion dollars since world leaders last met to discuss climate change

Ban Ki-moon Climate Summit risks being lost opportunity to help stop climate change making people hungry ...

Oxfam reaction to President Barroso’s speech at UN climate summit

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso gave a speech at the UN Climate Summit today, claiming the EU is setting a good example in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Oxfam Reaction to the Ban Ki-moon Climate Summit

Today, more than 120 world leaders, corporate leaders and representatives from civil society met in New York for the UN Climate Summit. Created as a platform for international and national commitments...

Half a trillion dollars, 650 million people affected, 112,000 lives lost: The unacceptable cost of extreme weather over last five years

The human and financial costs of climate change are spiralling out of control, Oxfam warns, as hundreds of thousands of people in London and around the world prepare to march for action. The march...

Coalition on carbon pricing welcome but no ‘silver bullet’ unless revenues help world’s poorest – Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes today's announcement by the World Bank Group on a new Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, made of 73 countries and more than 1,000 companies and investors. The coalition...

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