Almost 2 million of the poorest households pushed deeper into poverty by welfare cuts

Some 1.75 million households in Great Britain have seen their incomes cut in the last three years as a result of welfare reform,  a report by Oxfam and the New Policy Institute (NPI) reveals. ...

Oxfam calls for a ‘massive and rapid global surge’ in aid effort to avoid catastrophic hunger in South Sudan

Crisis reaches 'now or never moment' says agency as it launches public appeal International agency Oxfam called today for a massive and rapid global surge in the aid effort...

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Big ten food companies emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia - Oxfam

Companies also at risk of climate change if they fail to act  The 'Big 10' food and drink companies together emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia and, if they were an individual...

South Sudan warning: respond to humanitarian crisis now or face a larger catastrophe later

The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international...

Rewriting global tax rules could increase developing countries’ corporate tax revenues by over 100%

OECD's current tax action plan is flawed because it excludes poorest countries ...

Challenge to World Bank and IMF to get serious about extreme inequality

Global wealth inequality threatens economic and social viability. Following Oxfam's January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world's population,...

Media advisory: Afghanistan landslides

In the wake of devastating landslides that have destroyed at least 300 homes, displaced more than 1,000 families and cost many lives in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, Oxfam and local partners...

G7 and Europe face energy wake-up call as food and fuel crisis looms

Europe's poor risk being forced to choose between heating and eating Russia's absence from the G7 summit is a stark warning to Europe that political turmoil on its doorstep risks an...

Oxfam response to UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi's resignation

In response to UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi's briefing of the Security Council today, Andy Baker, who heads up Oxfam's response to the Syria Crisis,...

South Sudan on cholera alert as donors meet to pledge funds

As rains cut off humanitarian access and increase risk of the spread of disease, increased donor funding is critical to saving lives in South Sudan ...

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