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Growing Hunger with the Climate Crisis and the Pandemic in the Central American Dry Corridor

The Faces of Hunger in Central America report, published today by the Consortium of Humanitarian Organizations that includes Acción contra el Hambre, COOPI, Trócaire, Oxfam, and We World-GVC, describes the food insecurity situation for the most vulnerable population in the Central American Dry Corridor as a result of recurring droughts, Covid-19, and the hurricane season. […]

Nearly 40 per cent of Yemen families forced into debt to pay for essentials – Oxfam

Nearly two out of every five families in Yemen buy food and medicines using debt, according to Oxfam research published today. Yemeni families are trapped in a cycle of informal debt, living precariously and reliant on good will of shopkeepers as they lurch from one month to the next. Many told Oxfam they can’t borrow […]

Monopolies causing “artificial rationing” in COVID-19 crisis as 3 biggest global vaccine giants sit on sidelines

The supply of safe and effective vaccines for all is being artificially rationed because of the protection of exclusive rights and monopolies of pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. The alliance warned that the three biggest vaccine companies in the world are largely sitting on the sidelines – they currently plan to produce […]

NGOs win historic victory against French State for failing to tackle climate change

Court battle backed by 2.34 million people – largest petition in French history Landmark case will pile pressure on other governments to act faster A landmark ruling today has found the French State at fault for failing to take enough action to tackle the climate crisis. The decision by the French court will serve as […]

Oxfam response to Climate Commission draft report

Oxfam welcomes the release of the Climate Change Commission’s draft report on cutting New Zealand’s pollution, but says that doing our fair share for 1.5 degrees means much more ambitious action is needed now than the Commission currently recommends. Oxfam New Zealand Campaigns Lead, Alex Johnston, said: “We can use this report as a launching […]

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