ARTICLES RELATING TO OXFAM

DRC rights violations rife despite peace - Oxfam

2015-03-07 14:36

A two-year peace deal in the DRC has done little to improve human rights, with armed groups and state security forces abusing civilians with impunity, a report says.

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.

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.

 

Pee powered lights possible

2015-03-05 22:32

British scientists have unveiled a toilet that unlocks energy stored within urine to generate electricity in urine-tricity project.

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 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.

One in four South Africans go hungry

2014-10-16 12:06

A quarter of South Africans regularly suffer from hunger, according to a new study.

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.

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