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February 24, 2017

The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines in 2017 due to a catastrophic failure of the global community to uphold its obligations to the most vulnerable of people. Oxfam today calls on donors to take immediate action to help as many as 20 million people now at risk of starvation.

February 21, 2017

Emma Jane Drew, Humanitarian Programme Manager in South Sudan says:

February 20, 2017

An estimated 750,000 people are trapped in western Mosul without any safe means of escape from the latest military offensive that could start any day, Oxfam warned today. Humanitarian conditions in the west of the city are deteriorating after supply routes were cut off in November when the east of the city was being recaptured.

February 10, 2017

Boston – Oxfam applauds today’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to maintain the temporary suspension of the Executive Order banning refugees and travelers from seven Muslim countries. 

February 1, 2017

Oxfam announced today that it has joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and immigration.

January 31, 2017

Oxfam New Zealand is urging Prime Minister Bill English to publicly condemn the United States Administration’s recent Executive Order which will slash refugee resettlement and ban immigrants and refugees based on nationality and religion.

January 24, 2017

As peace talks commence today between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Astana, Kazakhstan, at least 700,000 people inside Syria – 300,000 of them children – are trapped in besieged areas without the most basic provisions to sustain their lives, according to the United Nations. 

January 16, 2017

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.  

January 16, 2017

Two New Zealand men own more wealth than the poorest 30 per cent of the adult population, according to new research to be released today by Oxfam.

December 19, 2016

Oxfam has stepped in to assist with relief efforts in Koro, Ra and Tailevu today after flooding hit the already vulnerable regions on Friday.