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Oxfam News

Food and drink industry makes progress on development: Oxfam

Many of the world's top food and beverage companies are taking steps to improve their social and environmental impact on poor countries, although there is still much more to do, development group Oxfam ...
In the Media by Emma Thomasson (Reuters)

Op-Ed: 85 people richer than half of world's population- Oxfam

Sydney - If Oxfam’s research is correct, the world’s economy is a lot more inefficient than anyone ever dreamed. This isn’t about “distribution of wealth”, it’s about access to wealth, and it’s a very ugly picture.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 78 comments

Oxfam: World's 100 richest individuals earn enough to end poverty

London - The UK-based charity Oxfam says in a new report that the income of the world's richest one percent has increased by 60 percent in the last 20 years.The report says the world's 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end extreme poverty four times over.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Op-Ed: GOP puts Chicken Little out of job — News we didn’t see in 2012

Sydney - Mainstream media is to democracy what sexual diseases are to public health- Selectively ignorant excuses for morality, however ridiculous and misleading. MSM is a medium which wouldn’t understand a message if it got pregnant with one.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Young fans of 'Hunger Games' join global food justice movement

As Suzanne Collin's movie, "The Hunger Games," makes its $90 billion movie debut, it will be used to bring together a global food justice movement of young fans through the International Oxfam and Harry Potter Alliance’s Imagine Better Project.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

The Great Western Landgrab set to devour Third World: Research

As much as 227 million hectares – an area the size of Western Europe – have been sold, leased or licensed in largescale land deals in the developing world since 2001, mostly by international investors.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 1 comment

Pakistan remains unprepared for monsoon season: Oxfam

Islamabad - As Pakistan continues its recovery from the 2010 floods that devastated the country, the state remains unprepared as the latest monsoon season looms.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Food to be worth an arm and a leg by 2030?

I'm a connoisseur of the finer things in life. Fine juice beverages in the morning, perhaps with something semi-edible. A bed to sleep in sans cockroaches or bed bugs. Yet I find myself all too often counting my pennies to ensure even those luxuries.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi - 7 comments

Oxfam: International community should donate more to Pakistan

The British aid agency Oxfam has slammed the international response to the flood crisis in Pakistan and has described it as "feeble and woefully inadequate". Britain needs to donate more, according to the aid agency.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 4 comments

Oxfam takes £100,000 blow as Federer exits Wimbledon

Roger Federer's defeat to Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon this week not only lost the defending champion his title, but also cost Oxfam a cool £100,000 in potential donations.
In the Media by David Masters

Oxfam got an early start on G8 & G20 protests in Toronto

Toronto - Oxfam and other organizations are calling for G8 and G20 to be dismantled. Oxfam was also asking for investments in clean energy, and for the wealthier nations to remember their commitments to reduce global poverty.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing

UK: Co-operative extend Fairtrade chocolate to Somerfiled stores

The Co-operative Group, which owns two of the largest UK supermarket chains – Co-operative and Somerfield – is relaunching its range of Fairtrade chocolate.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Donated book nets Oxfam £37,0000 at auction

A book given to an Oxfam charity shop in the UK has gone on to make £37,000 at an auction. The book was entitled "A Trip To The Highlands Of Viti Levu" and was among a pile of books that were donated to the Devon store.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

DRC rape victim: 'The world doesn't care about us' Special

A gruesome report by Oxfam International shows that in 2009 over 5000 women were raped in the DRC's South Kivu province, situated of the northeastern part of the country. That comes down to 14 rapes a day.
Digital Journal Report by Miriam Mannak - 7 comments

Gambler continues to give to charity from the grave

A man from Southern England who died last year at 69 is continuing to support the international charity Oxfam from the grave as he left the charity a series of outstanding bets in his will.
In the Media by Chris Dade

1984 famine in Ethiopia to repeat itself

History is repeating itself in Ethiopia. Twenty-five years after a devastating famine killed one million people, famine looms again - threatening 6.5 million lives.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak

Aid Agency Launches East Africa Appeal, 23 Million Lives at Risk

The international aid agency Oxfam has launched a £9.5 million ($15 million) emergency appeal for East Africa as 23 million people in the region find their lives under threat from hunger.
In the Media by Chris Dade

Oxfam: Climate change will increase incidence of world hunger

Oxfam International says the effects of climate change are becoming more devastating and changes in localized weather patterns are affecting global food production. Oxfam warns that increased hunger will result.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 2 comments

Oxfam: Gaza Faces Humanitarian Crisis Unless World Stops Israel

Aid agency Oxfam urged the world leaders to stop Israel from launching further attacks on the Gaza strip and risking a humanitarian crisis.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 7 comments

Unrest in Congo Causes Increased Alarm in UN

The escalating conflict in the Congo, which has causes tens of thousands of inhabitants to flee a rebel advance on the the city of Goma in the eastern DR Congo, has caused great concern in the UN.
In the Media by Sharon D. Froehlich - 1 comment

Biofuels Increase Food Prices 30 Per Cent, 30 Million People Face Poverty Worldwide

According to a report issued by aid agency Oxfam today, biofuels are to blame for a 30 per cent increase in global food prices. In the search for alternative fuel sources, Oxfam says biofuels have also pushed 30 million people into poverty globally.
In the Media by Chris Hogg - 10 comments
 

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