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UK supermarkets squeezing millions of the poorest farmers and workers in their supply chains

Millions of people who produce the food for supermarkets are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, with many going hungry, according to a new report on global supermarket supply...

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Yemen fighting near Hudaydah port threatens to cut lifeline to millions

Escalation of fighting around Yemen's port city of Hudaydah threatens to cut off essential supplies to millions of people who are already one step away from famine, international agency Oxfam...

REACTION to Sainsbury's launch of Fairly Traded pilot project

In response to Sainsbury's launch of Fairly Traded pilot project for some of its tea, Oxfam's Ethical Trade Manager Rachel Wilshaw said: "Sainsbury's...

Aid workers warn of humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen unless more emergency food reaches millions

Aid workers are warning that Yemen is heading towards a humanitarian catastrophe should more emergency food not reach the millions of people already suffering chronic hunger. ...

Weather and war to put humanitarian system under unprecedented strain in 2016

The effects of a super El Niño are set to put the world's humanitarian system under an unprecedented level of strain in 2016 as it already struggles to cope with the fallout from conflicts in...

Oxfam's response to the Labour Party's plan to reduce food poverty

Responding to the Labour Party's plan to reduce food poverty, Rachael Orr, Head of Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme, said: ...

Oxfam reaction to G7 summit outcomes

Energy security, climate change and the global economy were among the main topics the G7 leaders addressed during the Brussels summit, but Oxfam says what's needed is a stronger steer from leaders.  ...

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...

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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...

Food prices squeezing poor people and driving social change by stealth

A new era of high and volatile food prices goes beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and is causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn today.  The report,...

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