2010 News

November 1, 2010
In response to the cholera outbreak in central Haiti, Oxfam has mobilised a team of five emergency specialists to set up water, sanitation and hygiene programmes for an estimated 100,000 people in a heavily affected zone. In this article, Oxfam aid worker Julie Schindal gives her personal perspective on the situation.
October 29, 2010

Three months after floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are increasing and in the worst-hit region, the southern province of Sindh, large areas remain underwater. At the same time, warned the international aid agency, Oxfam, funds for the UN flood appeal are drying up and threatening the aid and reconstruction effort. As winter approaches, seven million people are still without adequate shelter.

October 29, 2010

Oxfam starts its initial assistance today in two of the worst-affected districts in Ha Tinh province, central Vietnam, where torrential rain has brought severe flooding to one of the poorest and most disaster-prone parts of the country.

October 26, 2010
"Medical care and hospitals are well set up and we're really getting a foothold against this disease. There is still a huge amount of work to be done to educate people about good personal hygiene but we can see progress on the ground. Increasing people's access to clean water and ongoing preventive messages all across the country is what will stop the spread of this disease."
October 26, 2010
In response to the cholera outbreak in central Haiti, international agency Oxfam has mobilised a team of five emergency specialists to set up water, sanitation and hygiene programmes for an estimated 100,000 people in a heavily affected zone. Additional staff will be deployed over the weekend.
October 19, 2010

In a new report released today, Oxfam exposes the weaknesses in New Zealand company law that enabled unscrupulous international arms brokers to drag the country into the deadly business of the illegal arms trade, highlighting the urgent need for a global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

October 15, 2010

A new Oxfam report highlights that while the olive oil sector generates income and employment in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), numerous obstacles ranging from a lack of investment in farming practices to the impact of settler violence are stifling its true potential.

October 15, 2010

The international aid agency Oxfam today called for Pakistan's $55bn debt to be dropped. Oxfam said that the debt must be cancelled because of the level of destruction caused by the recent unprecedented flooding and the massive costs of immediate relief and longer term reconstruction. The call comes in advance of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting today (Friday 15 October) in Brussels, when Foreign Ministers will address the country's short and long term needs.

October 15, 2010
Tens of thousands of people will remain without life-saving aid unless the UN mission in Congo steps up its presence in areas brutalised by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), Oxfam warned today. Insecurity has continually put humanitarian plans on hold and forced an estimated 43 per cent of people displaced by LRA violence in the remote Bas-Uélé territory to survive without any assistance at all. The call comes as the UN Security Council meets to discuss its peacekeeping force's operations in a country terrorised by multiple rebel groups.
October 12, 2010

The international climate negotiations in Copenhagen last year were a disappointment, but that doesn’t mean the problem has gone away or that the movement to tackle it has dissipated. From October 10-17, millions of people around the world will be joining the Global Week of Action on Climate Change.

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