ARTICLES RELATING TO OXFAM

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.

South Sudan new aid bill a problem

2015-05-12 21:20

A new South Sudan bill requires international aid agencies, civic organizations and volunteer groups to employ South Sudanese in 80% of staff positions.

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.

 

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.

South Africa's fight for the right for food

2015-03-16 13:47

After months of back and forth, civil society may finally get an opportunity to meet with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on its latest strategy to combat hunger in South Africa.

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.

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