ARTICLES RELATING TO OXFAM

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
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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.

Climate to worsen food crises – Oxfam

2011-11-28 09:15

Storms and droughts that have unleashed dangerous surges in food prices could be a “grim foretaste” of what lies ahead when climate change bites more deeply, Oxfam says.

SANDF provides plane for aid delivery

2011-08-15 21:19

A South African military aircraft will deliver 18 tons of supplies to famine victims in Somalia, aid group Gift of the Givers says.

UN to start airlifting food to E Africa

2011-07-26 07:51

The UN World Food Programme is set to start airlifting food to Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya after an emergency meeting in Rome on the drought-stricken Horn of Africa region.

Kenya urged to open new refugee camp

2011-07-11 23:00

The Oxfam aid agency is urging Kenya to allow the use of a new camp to decongest the world's biggest refugee settlement in the east of the country where hundreds are pouring in daily.

Global food habits are changing: survey

2011-06-15 06:58

People across the world - including a hefty percentage in SA - are modifying their diets because of rising food costs, according to a survey.

Greenhouse gas emissions increasing

2011-06-06 21:08

Climate negotiators are seeking ways to make industrial countries continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions after their current commitment expires next year.

Durban enviro protocol up in the air

2011-06-05 22:51

Despite 20 years of effort, greenhouse gas emissions are going up, hitting record highs as climate negotiators gather to debate a new global warming accord.

 

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.

Ugandans displaced by UK company landgrab

2011-09-22 15:08

At least 22 500 Ugandans were forced from their homes to make way for a British timber company, aid agency Oxfam says in a report, calling for an investigation into alleged abuses.

SA aid criticism unfair, dept says

2011-08-15 17:30

Criticisms of South Africa's response to the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa are unfair and ill-informed, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

Somalia world's worst famine in 20 yrs

2011-07-20 21:37

Somalis are dying in large numbers in the world's worst famine in 20 years.

Rising prices changing diet - Oxfam

2011-06-15 11:03

People across the world are changing their eating habits because of the rising cost of food, according to a survey of 17 countries carried out by Oxfam.

UN expects food prices to remain high

2011-06-07 18:38

In spite of a slight drop in May, concerns about stocks will keep global food prices high and volatile for the rest of 2011, warns a report by the UN's food agency.

Oxfam probes donor funds in Pakistan

2011-06-06 12:00

British charity Oxfam has launched an investigation into "financial irregularities" in their Pakistan flood relief operation.

Land grab worsening hunger in Africa

2011-06-01 21:18

An aid group is warning that decades of progress against hunger in Africa is being reversed by rising food prices, chronic droughts and unfair land policies.

 
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