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Big ten food companies amongst world's worst polluters

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 12:41 pm | Oxfam

Big ten food companies emitting as much as “world’s 25th most polluting country”, Oxfam says More >>

Philippines six months on

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 3:45 pm | Oxfam

Up to 200,000 survivors of last November’s deadly typhoon Haiyan are at risk of worsening poverty because the government plans to relocate them without sufficient consideration as to how they will earn a living. More >>

Water of major concern in Solomon Islands

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:53 pm | Oxfam

With recovery efforts in Honiara and its surrounds underway following devastating flooding, there is growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region, international aid agency Oxfam said today. More >>

One fifth of Honiara’s population in evacuation centres

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 4:06 pm | Oxfam

Tens of thousands of people in and around Honiara have been left homeless by the recent flash flooding and heavy rains in the Solomon Islands. More >>

Cool Runnings Makes Oxfam Trailwalker History 2014

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 1:33 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam Trailwalker team Cool Runnings, has tonight made history, becoming the first team to cross the finish line in the fastest time, two years in a row. More >>

Over 1000 set to challenge poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker this

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 5:04 pm | Oxfam

People of all ages and fitness levels from across the country will be up bright and early this Saturday morning, gearing up to converge on stunning trails in Taupō to challenge themselves and challenge poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker 2014. The event ... More >>

World “woefully unprepared” for climate impacts on food

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 11:07 am | Oxfam

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades but our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge, said Oxfam today (25 March). More >>

PepsiCo: “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:35 am | Oxfam

PepsiCo declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain Oxfam welcomes PepsiCo’s commitments to act following tremendous public pressure More >>

Public pressure pushes big food companies

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 10:42 am | Oxfam

Campaign actions by hundreds of thousands of people in the past 12 months, including thousands of Kiwis, have swayed nine of the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies to improve their social and environmental policies, says worldwide development ... More >>

Northern Mali on the brink of a new food crisis

Monday, 3 February 2014, 12:23 pm | Oxfam

Published: 31 January 2014 Bamako, Mali: Ahead of the Sahel Appeal to be launched by the United Nations on the 3rd February 2014 in Rome, 11 humanitarian agencies warn that northern Mali is set to face another serious food crisis unless funds are ... More >>

Communities in east Congo not any safer despite M23 defeat

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:43 pm | Oxfam

People living in North and South Kivu are still facing daily threats, extortion and violence at the hands of armed groups and government forces, despite the defeat two months ago of the rebel M23 militia, according to worldwide development organization ... More >>

Cyclone Ian expected to hit Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond

Saturday, 11 January 2014, 4:10 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam New Zealand is ready to respond to cyclone Ian which is due to hit Tonga overnight. Ian is slow moving, which leads to greater destruction, and heavy rain, strong winds, high swells and flash flooding are expected. More >>

Public needed to rescue climate deal after Warsaw fiasco

Monday, 25 November 2013, 3:06 pm | Oxfam

Only massive public pressure can rescue a climate deal, warned Oxfam today, as the Warsaw negotiations closed after a fortnight of farce and fiasco. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam said: “The Warsaw talks opened amidst the devastation ... More >>

Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people in first phase of crisis

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 5:19 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam plans to provide vital assistance in the next few weeks to some 20,000 families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The aid agency is working very closely with a multitude of partners to deliver water, basic sanitation, tents and tarpaulins for emergency ... More >>

Oxfam aid continues to reach families affected by Haiyan

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 5:17 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam continues to reach more people affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines as it delivered emergency relief starting on Friday afternoon (15 November) in the northern tip of Cebu. More >>

Oxfam’s Super Typhoon Haiyan Appeal at Countdown stores

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 1:13 pm | Oxfam

From tomorrow, Friday 15 November, Countdown customers can donate to the Oxfam Super Typhoon Haiyan Appeal at any Countdown store across the country. Donations can be made in specially marked donation boxes at the checkout, or you can make a donation ... More >>

Oxfam race to reach communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 5:12 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts after the Philippines has been devastated by the worst typhoon ever recorded to have hit land. Huge areas of the Philippines have been destroyed and 10 million people need urgent assistance. More >>

Poor countries left in the dark on climate finance

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 5:08 pm | Oxfam

As the UN climate change talks open in Warsaw, Oxfam is calling for clear and ambitious financial commitments that will help poor countries to reduce their emissions and cope with the dangerous impacts of climate change. More >>

Typhoon Haiyan: Utter destruction, Oxfam appeals for funds

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 5:04 pm | Oxfam

In the wake of super typhoon Haiyan, thousands are feared dead and over 4.4 million people affected across 36 provinces. An Oxfam team of aid experts assessing level of typhoon damage in Daanbantayan, the northern-most tip of Cebu mainland, said today ... More >>

Race against time to reach communities devastated by Typhoon

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 11:40 am | Oxfam

Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts after the Philippines has been devastated by the worst typhoon ever recorded to have hit land. Huge areas of the Philippines have been destroyed and 10 million people need urgent assistance. More >>

 

 

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