UN warns Ebola epidemic not yet contained

2015-01-29 14:50

The Ebola epidemic is decreasing but is still present in a third of the areas of the three worst affected west African nations, the UN warns.

Oxfam: Marshall Plan needed for Ebola-hit Africa

2015-01-27 20:54

Ebola-hit west Africa needs a multi-million dollar recovery plan similar to that of war-ravaged Europe in the 1940s, Oxfam has claimed.

80 people have the same wealth as 3.5 billion - Oxfam

2015-01-19 07:32

Wealth accumulated by the richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam has said ahead of the annual meeting of the world's most powerful at Davos.

Leaders urged to change course at climate summit

2014-09-23 11:01

The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change is set to open at the UN, amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.

Oxfam warns food, water running low in Gaza

2014-07-24 05:00

Thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes but have nowhere safe to shelter from Israeli airstrikes, charity Oxfam has said, warning supplies of water and food are dangerously low.

S Sudan facing 'catastrophic' hunger

2014-05-15 09:02

War-torn South Sudan faces catastrophic “tipping point” amid famine and genocide warnings, an aid agency says, as conflict enters its fifth month with no sign of bloodshed ending.

Dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar - aid groups

2014-04-01 11:49

Relief organisations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say they cannot return unless diplomatic pressure makes the government depoliticise aid distribution.

Climate change to impact food prices more

2014-03-25 20:20

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by 40 years, but the global food system is unprepared to cope, says Oxfam.

South Sudan UN base short of water

2014-02-19 18:17

The UN compound at Malakai in South Sudan is reporting a shortage of water and are trapped inside.

SodaStream under fire over West Bank factory

2014-01-31 07:04

The Israeli firm and global brand SodaStream, which produces a device for making home-carbonated drinks, has come under fire over its manufacturing operations in a West Bank settlement.

New cyclone hits victims of Typhoon Haiyan

2014-01-20 14:28

The United Nations has warned that more is needed to be done to help millions displaced by the Philippines's deadliest typhoon, after a new cyclone tore down flimsy shelters.

Tonga begins clean-up after cyclone Ian

2014-01-13 09:37

Residents in cyclone-devastated areas of Tonga have launched a massive clean-up, as officials say it was "a miracle" only one person died when the monster storm hit.

DRC, M23 rebels set to sign peace deal

2013-11-11 14:55

The DRC and defeated M23 rebels are set to sign a peace deal in what the UN hopes will be a key step in efforts to end decades of war in the Great Lakes region.

Top policewoman shot in Afghanistan dies

2013-09-16 14:03

A top policewoman in southern Afghanistan has died after being shot by unknown attackers, months after her predecessor was also slain.

Relief workers struggle after Darfur unrest

2013-02-14 10:16

The largest displacement in years in Sudan's troubled Darfur region has left homes destroyed, crops burned and relief workers struggling to meet needs, Oxfam says.

Haitian homeless feel abandoned years after quake

2013-01-11 12:30

Three years after Haiti was devastated by an earthquake, hundreds of thousands of homeless people are still at risk from crime and disease in crowded makeshift camps.

New Kyoto climate deal condemned

2012-12-10 09:40

Environmentalists have roundly condemned the latest deal on climate change signed in Doha.

Tropical Storm makes landfall in Haiti

2012-08-25 12:00

Tropical Storm Isaac has hit Haiti with driving rain and gale-force winds in the impoverished nation still reeling from the effects of a devastating 2010 earthquake.

Kenya's Dadaab faces funding crisis

2012-07-12 10:41

Aid agencies have warned that a critical shortage of funds is threatening lives in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp complex, risking worsening an already volatile security situation.

Last chance to stop Sahel food crisis

2012-06-18 18:21

As many as 18 million people are being hit by a growing food emergency in the Sahel international donors and campaigners say, calling for urgent action to prevent mass hunger.

Embargoes fail to stem global weapon sales

2012-05-03 11:59

Countries under arms embargoes have imported more than $2.2bn worth of weapons over the past decade, says the Oxfam aid agency in a report calling for tighter global rules.

Oxfam: millions needed to avert Niger famine

2012-03-26 08:59

The British aid agency says millions of dollars are needed urgently to stop a hunger crisis in Niger turning into a catastrophe.

Food crisis in Mauritania amid drought

2012-02-10 11:28

A food crisis in Mauritania as a result of drought is expected to be three times worse than in 2010, when the Sahel was crippled by food shortages, WFP says.

Slow response to Africa famine 'cost lives'

2012-01-18 11:24

Thousands of people in East Africa died needlessly because the international community failed to respond to early warnings of famine, Oxfam and Save the Children say.


AU pledges Ebola fund

2015-01-28 19:07

The African Union plans to launch an Ebola Solidarity Fund as aid agency Oxfam warned the continent's leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare.

80 people have the same wealth as 3.5 billion - Oxfam

2015-01-19 11:01

Wealth accumulated by the richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam has said ahead of the annual meeting of the world's most powerful at Davos.

EU to scale up Ebola response

2014-10-19 12:42

European foreign ministers are set to meet under pressure to scale up their response to the Ebola epidemic after warnings it could become the "disaster of our generation".

Sleeping in a swamp: South Sudan battles to survive

2014-10-15 12:04

Outside, in the war-zone state of South Sudan, citizens say they are too fearful to venture, frightened of revenge attacks in a civil war that entered its eleventh month.

UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

2014-08-13 10:15

The UN has warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

UN eyes Africa oil levy to fight disease

2014-05-21 13:09

The United Nations is in talks with African leaders over a levy on oil that could rake in huge sums to tackle diseases, says a top official.

Spectre of Somalia hunger catastrophe returns

2014-05-07 14:43

War-torn Somalia risks sliding back into acute crisis less than three years since a devastating famine, aid agencies have warned, amid failing rains, escalating conflict and aid funding shortfalls.

UN: Warming will lead to 'hotspots of hunger'

2014-03-31 18:16

Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, this will create "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people a United Nations scientific panel says

Madagascar's leader seeks to win over donors

2014-03-19 11:03

Madagascar’s new president has launched a charm offensive against the world’s biggest aid institutions, hoping to revive the support to his impoverished country that was cut off five years ago.

Fleeing traders plunge CAR into food crisis

2014-02-11 15:17

Violence in CAR has forced many traders and herders to flee, exacerbating an already alarming food crisis, relief groups say.

Donors pledge nearly $1.3bn for Syria

2014-01-15 19:15

Donors meeting in Kuwait have pledged nearly $1.3bn in humanitarian aid for victims of the Syrian war, which the UN chief said had left half the population in need of urgent help.

DRC, M23 rebels fail to sign

2013-11-11 23:09

The Democratic Republic of Congo and defeated M23 rebels have failed to sign a peace deal hoped to be a key step in ending decades of war.

World comes to aid of Haiyan victims

2013-11-11 07:26

The US, Australia and the UN are mobilising emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan emerges.

Oxfam wants improved access to Syria

2013-04-30 18:09

Aid organisation Oxfam has urged the UN Security Council to help improve humanitarian access to war-torn Syria, saying more funds are needed as the "catastrophe worsens”.

French troops to quit Timbuktu

2013-02-04 22:19

French airstrikes have targeted the fuel depots and desert hideouts of Islamic extremists in northern Mali, as French forces plan to hand control of Timbuktu to the Malian army this week.

Oxfam urges Haiti to halt evictions

2012-12-10 22:20

The aid group Oxfam has urged Haitian authorities to halt evictions from the encampments that are still home to more than 357 000 people, nearly three years after a devastating earthquake.

Niger hit by worst flooding in 80 years

2012-09-20 17:30

The international aid group Oxfam says half a million people have been displaced in Niger as the country reels from the worst flooding in 80 years.

100s killed in east DRC – Oxfam

2012-08-07 18:10

With DRC's army diverted to fighting a new rebel group in the east of the country, new militia groups have arisen as older ones reassert themselves, killing hundreds of defenceless civilians, Oxfam says.

Oxfam score in Federer's win

2012-07-09 14:19

British charity Oxfam has won more than £100 000 thanks to Roger Federer's win at Wimbledon after being left a bet in a gambler's will.

Uganda says could eject Oxfam

2012-05-10 10:16

Uganda has threatened to kick out Oxfam after the British charity accused the government of complicity in violent land grabs for commercial gains, according to the interior ministry.

Millions face hunger in Sahel

2012-04-23 13:23

Aid agencies say they are facing a multi-million dollar funding shortage to deal with a food crisis in the Sahel where people are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

1.5m kids face Sahel hunger disaster

2012-03-16 22:11

Up to 1.5 million children under 5 living in Africa’s Sahel region risk severe malnutrition if famine warnings are ignored, the UN says.

Drought again haunts Sahel

2012-01-22 20:57

For the third time in the past decade, drought has returned to the arid, western shoulder of Africa, bringing hunger to millions.

Climate deal 'took delicate touch'

2011-12-13 10:24

Pushing too hard at international climate change talks might have killed the only treaty regulating carbon emissions, says Edna Molewa.

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