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People in poorer countries five times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather

First Minister urged to commit to ambitious new Scottish climate targets ahead of attending global climate talks in Germany. ...

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DEC in Scotland raises £260,000 in first 24 hours for people fleeing Myanmar 

The Scottish public has donated over a quarter of a million pounds for people fleeing Myanmar within the first 24 hours of the appeal launch, following national broadcast appeals on BBC, Channel...

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Glaswegian Oxfam shop volunteer visits refugee response in Greece to mark 75 years of the international development organisation

A Glaswegian grandmother was chosen with three other Oxfam shop volunteers, with nearly sixty years of service between them, to visit Oxfam's work helping refugees and migrants in Greece ahead...

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Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in Scotland launches emergency appeal for people fleeing Myanmar

Leading Scottish aid agencies today announced a joint fundraising appeal to help the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing their homes in Myanmar who are in urgent need of shelter, medical care,...

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Oxjam returns to Scotland with top line-up of local bands

Oxjam music festival is returning to Scotland with Takeover Festivals happening in both Edinburgh and Glasgow on Saturday 14th October.  ...

International development organisations challenge Scottish Government to ‘protect the world’s poorest people’ with a strong Climate Change Bill

An influential group of international development organisations has issued an urgent joint call for the Scottish Government to "protect the world's poorest people" by ensuring climate...

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Scottish Government distributes vital humanitarian funds in response to South Asia floods: Oxfam responds

Oxfam Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government is distributing £300,000 from its Humanitarian Emergency Fund to help support people left homeless following floods that...

Scottish party leaders challenged by 37 organisations to strongly support the Poverty and Inequality Commission, put it on a statutory footing and set out their own policies for scrutiny

Joint call issued as new Commission meets for the first time today. ...

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1m South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Oxfam responds to today's announcement that one million South Sudanese refugees have fled to Uganda. ,  ...

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Reaction to the Social Security Committee’s Stage 2 vote on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

The Social Security Committee at the Scottish Parliament has decided at Stage 2 of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill that the upcoming Poverty and Inequality Commission should have a statutory role...

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