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Race against time for typhoon-hit coconut farmers, traders and fisherpeople

The huge humanitarian response in the aftermath of November's supertyphoon saved thousands of lives but three months on, the poorest coconut farmers, traders and fisherpeople are being left out of the recovery effort.

More than one million families living in typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines were part of the thriving coconut industry but their source of income has been decimated and they are now largely dependent on aid. More than 33 million coconut trees were destroyed by 195mph winds and millions of trees will take between six to eight years to grow back.

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Press releases

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, Forbes has updated its "billionaires'... Read more

UK leadership helps to end falls in global aid - But aid to Africa continues to drop and only five donors achieve 0.7% promise

UK leadership in tackling global poverty has helped to encourage other donor countries to step up to the plate and deliver big increases in aid, Oxfam said today.  The international agency was responding to figures from the Organisation... Read more

Emissions must be cut if we are to tackle hunger – Oxfam

Countries across the world must play their fair part in cutting emissions if we are to prevent millions more people going hungry due to climate change, international agency Oxfam warns today.

“Model hospital” for privatised African health care threatens to swamp country’s budget

International Finance Corporation (IFC) supported private hospital project eating up 51 percent of Lesotho's health budget

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