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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

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 community needs to step up efforts to help... Read more

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. The report, Multiple Cuts For The Poorest... Read more

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

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