ARTICLES RELATING TO OXFAM

WHO: 100 000 cholera cases, 789 deaths in Yemen

2017-06-08 23:00

A cholera outbreak of more than 100 000 cases has erupted in war-ravaged Yemen, killing nearly 800 people, says the World Health Organisation.

Growing African repression causing migrant exodus: Oxfam

2017-05-06 13:09

African countries are becoming increasingly repressive and causing more people to leave their homes, British charity Oxfam says, as Germany warns of the destabilising effect migration is having on the continent.

SA's drought a 'harvest of dysfunction' - Oxfam

2017-03-28 15:11

The devastation caused by South Africa's current drought is not simply a consequence of poor rainfall and the strongest El Niño on record, Oxfam SA says in a report.

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Final countdown for world-record swim from New York to London

Botswana-born IT engineer and extreme swimmer, Michael Ventre, is hoping to swim 3,800 miles from New York to London – a feat never attempted before, whilst aiming to raise millions for Oxfam. We caught up with Mike over Skype. Watch.

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Wealth shock: 8 men own same as half of world's poorest

2017-01-16 10:26

The gap between rich and the poor is widening, with the world’s richest eight men owning the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, new research reveals.

EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

Oxfam: $1.9bn in Ebola aid not delivered by donors

2016-01-31 22:14

International donors have failed to deliver $1.9bn in promised funds to help West African countries recover from the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11 000 people, Oxfam says.

Wealth of 62 richest same as 3.6bn people combined

2016-01-18 12:48

The global economy is broken and failing the majority of people, with the richest 1% owning more wealth than the rest of the world combined, according to a report.

Millions in Yemen on brink of starvation - Oxfam

2015-07-28 22:30

More than 6 million people in Yemen are on the verge of starvation, Oxfam has warned.

Climate deal lies outside the UN arena

2015-06-12 20:22

The marathon effort to forge a world pact on climate change now hinges on what happens outside the UN arena in the coming months.

 

US now a rogue state and climate villain, world tells Trump

2017-06-02 16:56

Despite US president Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his nation from the historic Paris Agreement, analysts say that the Paris Agreement will continue.

Sensible economic policymaking

2017-04-30 06:20

The importance of tackling inequality in Africa cannot be overstated. Inequality is undermining growth and threatens to reverse the gains that have been made in the fight against poverty. Four of the world’s five most unequal countries are in Africa, writes Winnie Byanyima.

Calls for Zuma to stand against Trump's refugee policy - Oxfam

2017-02-03 13:36

President Jacob Zuma must condemn US President Donald Trump's executive order which temporarily bans refugees from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the US, Oxfam SA says.

These 3 billionaires at top of SA's inequality shocker

2017-01-16 14:38

Research by Oxfam shows that the wealth of three South African billionaires is equal to that of the bottom 50% of the population.

Drought cripples SADC poor

2016-11-27 10:32

Poor people will feel the effect of the drought for much longer than their wealthier counterparts as it affects the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and escalates food prices.

Six richest nations host under 9% of refugees

2016-07-18 20:24

The six richest countries - which make up more than half the global economy - host less than 9% of the world's refugees, an aid group has said.

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BY THE NUMBERS: 62 people own as much wealth as half the world combined

Oxfam has released a report detailing the breakdown of wealth and inequality in the world. They have revealed that 1% of people own more wealth than the remaining 99%. Watch for all the statistics.

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62 wealthiest people own as much as half the world

2016-01-18 10:03

A report by UK-charity Oxfam calls for a crackdown on tax havens as the world's wealthiest hide $7.6 trillion from taxes.

Key global development summit to open in Ethiopia

2015-07-13 07:51

World leaders are meeting in Ethiopia’s capital for a development financing summit presented as crucial for the UN efforts to end global poverty and manage climate change by 2030.

Desperate hunger, but no famine, in South Sudan

2015-05-28 07:52

Millions of people are going hungry in South Sudan 17-months after civil war began, with conditions predicted to deteriorate.

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