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  • An Oxfam International report released today shows that local disputes over water, land and other resources are a frequent cause of violence in Afghanistan, and are often exploited by anti-government groups.

  • On Wednesday March 19, activists from CUPE, the Council of Canadians, Oxfam and MUN students will mark World Water Day by carrying a 'Water for people not profit banner to MP Norm Doyle's office at 342 Freshwater Rd. The march will begin at 3pm at the MUN Clock Tower.

  • This International Women Day, Oxfam Canada is calling for a major boost to health care systems worldwide to address the shocking conditions for millions of women giving birth.

  • Oxfam today called on EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels not to repeat the mistakes of Darfur in Chad, and to vigorously pursue all diplomatic channels to help secure a lasting ceasefire and a durable peace.

  • While there are early indications of a possible resolution to the recent conflict in Kenya, four of Canada's leading relief organizations are warning that the effects of the violence and displacement will continue as Kenyans work to rebuild their lives.

  • Minister Flaherty should remind his colleagues that millions are relying on rich nations like Canada to help lift them out of poverty by delivering on their aid promises.

  • The waters are rising in Southern Africa, where 250,000 people are affected by devastating floods. Four of Canada's leading aid agencies are working together through the Humanitarian Coalition to respond. We're in this together - now all we need is you.

  • International agency Oxfam today welcomed the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's 'Call to Action' to end world poverty made at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but warned that concrete proposals must emerge at the UN meeting in New York in September this year to turn the rhetoric into reality.

  • Four of Canada's leading relief organizations are launching an appeal today to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, which has already affected more than 500,000 people.

  • Business and political leaders gathering for the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos this week must capitalize on the momentum generated in Bali, where agreement was reached that all countries should cut their carbon emissions, said international agency Oxfam today.

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