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Date: Aug 2017

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'The road smelled of dead bodies' - People fleeing Tal Afar tell of death in the desert

Traumatised women and children fleeing the Tal Afar district have told Oxfam how people died walking for days through the desert in 50C heat to reach safety. ...

Reaction to the launch of an offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

Responding to today's announcement by the government of Iraq that they have launched a major push to retake the city of Tal Afar from ISIS, Oxfam's Deputy Country Director in Iraq, Haissam...

1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda - Oxfam reaction

Commenting on today's announcement that one million South Sudanese refugees have fled to Uganda, Lydia Zigomo, Oxfam's Regional Director of the Horn, East and Central Africa, said: ...

Yemen’s man-made catastrophe forces people to make live or die choices

Yemenis, already on the tipping point after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on the table, said Oxfam in a new report published...

Get into bank holiday festivals for free with Oxfam

Fancy going to some of the UK's top festivals, but put off by the price of a ticket? Then apply to be an Oxfam festival volunteer and get in for free. Oxfam is recruiting volunteers...

Oxfam providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of Sierra Leone mud slide

Oxfam is providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of yesterday's mud slide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. ...

Half a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen

In reaction to the announcement that more than 500,000 people are suspected of contracting cholera in Yemen Katy Wright, Head of Advocacy, Oxfam said: ...

Reaction: Multinationals like Amazon exploit flaws in tax laws to avoid paying fair share

Amazon is today reported to have halved its UK corporation tax bill despite revenue increasing. Commenting on reports about Amazon's tax practices Oxfam's head of inequality, Ana Arendar,...

Gaza electricity crisis leaves more people without water than in aftermath of war

The impact of the Gaza electricity crisis on people's access to water and power is worse than it was in the aftermath of the 50-day war that ended three years ago this week, Oxfam said today.  ...

Migrants tell of torture, sexual violence and slavery in Libyan ‘hell’

Rape, torture and slave labour are among the daily realities in Libya for people fleeing war, persecution and poverty, according to a new report by Oxfam and Italian partners MEDU and Borderline...

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