- November 25, 2007
Weather-related disasters have quadrupled over the last two decades, from an average of 120 a year in the early 1980s to as many as 500 today, says international agency Oxfam in a new report today. The increase in these extreme climatic events is in line with climate models developed by the international scientific community.
- November 17, 2007
International agency, Oxfam welcomes the findings of today's Synthesis Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the culmination of its 2007 assessment of climate change causes, impacts and solutions.
- November 19, 2007
Sanitation & Water Action Network (SWAN) Canada, a newly-formed coalition of Canadian non-governmental organizations, is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian government to make sanitation and water initiatives a priority in the global fight against poverty.
- October 9, 2007
Five ex-military leaders and war correspondents, including Janine di Giovanni and former UN commanders in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti, will today urge the United Nations to push for more stringent controls on the international arms trade.
- September 14, 2007
Oxfam is providing plastic sheeting for temporary shelter and housing repair as well as clothing for people in the disaster affected areas following the September 12 earthquake in western Indonesia.
- November 2, 2007
The majority of the world's governments have confirmed they want an Arms Trade Treaty during the UN General Assembly committee sessions on conventional arms which ended today and they have submitted written proposals calling for respect of international human rights and humanitarian law in conventional arms transfers.
- October 11, 2007
The cost of conflict on African development was approximately $300bn between 1990 and 2005, according to new research by Oxfam International, IANSA and Saferworld. This is equal to the amount of money received in international aid during the same period.
- October 18, 2007
As the new World Bank President is set to open the International Financial Institutions' (IFIs) Annual Meetings, international aid agency Oxfam calls on him to put health and education for the poorest countries on top of his agenda.
- October 16, 2007
There is a deep injustice in the impact of climate change. 800 million people are currently at risk of chronic hunger. Rich countries have two obligations: to stop the harm by massively reducing their greenhouse gas emissions; and to start helping by providing compensatory financing so poor countries and their communities can adapt before they suffer the full impact of climate change.
- September 13, 2007
Oxfam Canada and the Canadian Union of Public Employees join Oxfam International in launching a global call for 'Health and Education For All today.