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2007 News

December 24, 2007

Three years after the Indian Ocean tsunami international aid agency Oxfam has spent over NZ$280m on disaster recovery work, helped over 2.3m people in seven countries and is on track to finish its programmes in December 2008.

December 21, 2007

EU Ministers will today formally approve a market access regulation for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries with which the EC has concluded interim trade agreements. Development campaigners warn these deals may devastate livelihoods and undermine future growth. Countries that have not signed up to deals will face a reimposition of tariffs on their exports to the EU.

December 17, 2007

There is a basis for moving forward on negotiations to achieve emissions cuts, a funding structure, technology transfer, as well as progress on deforestation.

December 14, 2007


Internally Displaced People in a camp in North Kivu. Photo: Nabil Elderkin


Despite its vast potential wealth, the DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world. Years of conflict have created one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

December 14, 2007

As Oxfam International unveils a new exhibition of photographs that put a human face to the ongoing conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the aid agency today called on the international community to stay focused on providing critical protection and humanitarian assistance for civilians in the embattled region.

December 13, 2007

As the world’s richest donors are set to finalise their aid commitments to the World Bank this week, international development and aid agency Oxfam has called on them to use their influence to stop the Bank attaching harmful conditions to its loans. Donors are meeting in Berlin on December 13-14 to agree on how much they will give to the International Development Association (IDA) – the part of the World Bank Group that lends to the world’s poorest - for the next three years.

December 13, 2007
Under unprecedented scrutiny around the world - in rich communities and poor - the Ministers of Environment from 189 countries arrived in Bali for the three final days of critical negotiation at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference. A deal is on the table that could allow Ministers to say they have done what they needed to do: seal negotiations that will result in a fair and adequate climate deal for the world as a whole within two years.
December 12, 2007

Agnes, Mary and Angela of Kup Women for Peace, have worked to bring an end to tribal fighting and violence against women in the PNG Highlands.

December 12, 2007

Oxfam today expressed grave concern that the EU is set to increase significantly import tariffs on poor countries' goods from next year, with a potentially devastating impact on economic growth and regional integration.

December 12, 2007

The US position at the Bali talks is shocking and shows a dramatic disregard for the world's vulnerable and poor who are bearing the brunt of climate change. A joint release by Oxfam, CARE, ActionAid, Tearfund, Friends of the Earth and Practical Action