Archive for the ‘Press release’ Category

Press Release – Three years since Somalia famine, aid agencies fear high risk of relapse

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Press release, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

It took 16 warnings for the international community to respond to the last catastrophe; lessons must be learnt from past to avert another crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Food prices squeezing poor people and driving social change by stealth

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 Posted in Ethiopia, Food security, Kenya, Photos, Press release | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6271" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Domianah Mwikali struggles with high food prices in Mukuru, Nairobi"][/caption] A new era of high and volatile food prices goes beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and is causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn ...

Disasters are “no accident” – it’s about politics and power

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 Posted in Aid, Food security, Pan Africa, Press release | No Comments »

Governments and aid agencies have to tackle the politics and power at the heart of the increasing effects of climate change, rising inequality and people’s vulnerability to disasters according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam. The report, ...

Africa’s growth must benefit all its citizens

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 Posted in Governance, Pan Africa, Press release | No Comments »

Africa’s remarkable growth, driven in large part by a minerals and energy boom, is threatened by illicit capital outflows and widening income gaps, international agency Oxfam has warned ahead of a meeting of top business leaders at the World Economic ...

Ten biggest food and beverage companies failing millions of people who grow their ingredients

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 Posted in Governance, Pan Africa, Press release, Women's rights | No Comments »

New Oxfam campaign ranks social policies of food and beverage companies The social and environmental policies of the world's ten biggest food and beverage giants are not fit for modern purpose and need a major shake-up, says international agency Oxfam The “Big ...

“Make or break time” for eastern DRC after new peace plan

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Press release | 1 Comment »

A framework for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, due to be signed today, will fail to end the suffering of millions of people in the east of the country unless concrete actions are now taken to ensure leaders ...

Oxfam steps up response to growing crisis in eastern Congo

Monday, November 26th, 2012 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Press release, Refugees/IDPs | No Comments »

As the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo grows, with thousands more people fleeing new fighting in the past 48 hours, Oxfam said it is stepping up the supply of life-saving aid to more than 80,000 people in and around Goma. Oxfam ...

Humanitarian suffering set to worsen across eastern Congo following fall of Goma

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Press release, Refugees/IDPs, Water/sanitation | Comments Off

Fighting in Goma ‘tip of the iceberg’ as some 25 armed groups control much of region As the M23 armed group fights to take control of yet more territory in eastern DRC, and a multitude of other armed groups terrorise communities, ...

People in eastern Congo forced to fund the war that destroys their lives

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 Posted in Conflict, DR Congo, Press release | No Comments »

Survey of 32 communities across eastern DRC Civilians have become one of the most important commodities of war, with numerous armed groups competing to tax, loot and exploit them for forced labour. One town attacked 12 times in four months as ...

Oxfam calls for one year freeze on Africa land deals

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 Posted in Food security, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Press release, Tanzania | 3 Comments »

Land sold off in last decade could grow enough food to feed a billion people Land equivalent to the size of Cameroon or Kenya was sold off during the last decade to foreign investors, says international development agency Oxfam. The existing ...