- July 4, 2008
Oxfam ambassadors call on G8 leaders to urgently respond to global poverty challenges.
- July 2, 2008
Oxfam Canada staff available for media interviews at G8 in Japan.
- June 11, 2008
Oxfam Canada welcomes Canada's commitment to increase aid to Afghanistan but remains concerned that military objectives are trumping aid effectiveness in setting priorities.
- May 18, 2008
Oxfam is concentrating on water and sanitation in Sichuan: securing an adequate supply of drinking water for survivors and carrying out health education to prevent an epidemic.
- June 17, 2008
International aid agency Oxfam International is shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless killing of a staff member of one of its partner organizations in Mogadishu. Mohammed Abdulle Mahdi, 46, was shot to death in Mogadishu on the morning of June 11th. The circumstances surrounding his murder are still unclear. Mahdi is survived by his wife and eleven children.
- June 12, 2008
At the close of the Paris conference in which world leaders gathered to assess and reaffirm international aid commitments to Afghanistan, leading Canadian aid agencies are pleased that the conference's declaration reflects many of their concerns. They point out however, that the Canadian approach to aid in Afghanistan remains heavily influenced by the security agenda, in stark contrast to the outcomes of the Paris conference.
- May 15, 2008
Oxfam Canada has launched a public appeal in support of Oxfam Hong Kong's recovery and reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of Monday's earthquake in China. Oxfam Hong Kong teams are at work in four locations in Sichuan and Gansu Provinces, focusing on assisting survivors in remote rural areas. So far, Oxfam has committed Cdn $1.5million for the massive relief and rehabilitation effort.
- May 11, 2008
International agency Oxfam said today (11 May) that in the coming weeks and months the lives of up to 1.5 million people are in danger in the Myanmar cyclone zone due to the risk of disease and a public health catastrophe if clean water and sanitation is not urgently provided.
- May 8, 2008
Assessment teams are reporting devastation across thousands of square kilometres, and an urgent need to supply clean water, food, and shelter materials for 2-3 million people left homeless.
- April 30, 2008
Oxfam Canada applauds the contribution announced today by International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda of an additional $50 million to the World Food Program. But more is needed.