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Missed Again: making space for partnership in the Typhoon Haiyan response

A new study highlights that despite efforts to include local and national actors in the Haiyan response, it remained largely internationally led, coordinated and implemented.

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Alimentation, énergies fossiles et financements indécents

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Le changement climatique aggrave d’ores et déjà la faim au sein de certaines populations, et ce en grand partie en raison du recours massif aux énergies fossiles, qui représente la source la plus importante d’émissions de gaz à effet de serre à l’échelle mondiale.

Sur la base des tendances actuelles, la température de la planète augmentera de 4 à 6ºC d’ici à la fin du XXIe siècle, et de plus de 2ºC durant la vie de la plupart des lecteurs du présent rapport.

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Food, Fossil Fuels and Filthy Finance

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Toxic Triangle

People around the world are trapped in a “toxic triangle” of short-term financial investors, timid governments and fossil fuel companies, which threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam warns today.

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Influencing mobile network operators and partners to work for women and sustainable agriculture

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Posted by Alvaro Valverde Private Sector Adviser (ICTs), Dennis Aviles Sustainable Agriculture and Gender Adviser

Oxfam recently embarked on an innovative partnership in mNutrition, a programme, which aims to use mobile phones to help fight hunger and malnutrition in Asia and Africa. Here Alvaro Valverde and Dennis Aviles from the Economic Justice Team, explain how and why we're involved.

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Initial Analysis of the Pre-Zero Draft of the Post-2015 DRR Framework

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This briefing outlines Oxfam’s initial analysis of the pre-zero draft of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction. In general, this draft is a significant improvement on the previous Suggested Elements paper, with greater emphasis on many of the issues highlighted during the consultation period, and a much stronger implementation framework. However, Oxfam has substantial concerns which would need to be addressed if an effective instrument is to be agreed in March 2015 at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Sommet de Ban Ki-moon : à quand la fin de l’inertie ?

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La facture du changement climatique s’élève à 500 milliards de dollars depuis le sommet de Copenhague en 2009

Sommet de Ban Ki-moon : un énième coup d’épée dans l’eau ?

Au cours des cinq années qui nous séparent de la dernière conférence des chefs d’État et de gouvernement sur le changement climatique, les catastrophes liées au climat ont coûté près de 500 milliards de dollars, soit trois fois plus que pour l’ensemble des années 1970.

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A Sign of Things to Come? Examining four major climate-related disasters, 2010-2013, and their impacts on food security

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Four recent extreme weather events – the 2010 heat wave in Russia, the flooding in Pakistan in the same year, the 2010–2011 drought in East Africa and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 – were notable for their intensity, duration, and impacts on livelihoods and food security.

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The Summit that Snoozed? Climate-related disasters over five years have cost almost half a trillion dollars

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The cost of weather-related disasters since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is three times more than for the whole of the 1970s, Oxfam warns.

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Nouveau rapport : « La faim, un business comme un autre »

comment la Nouvelle Alliance du G8 menace le droit à l’alimentation en Afrique.

16 septembre 2014. Il y a deux ans, le G8 lançait la Nouvelle Alliance pour la Sécurité Alimentaire et la Nutrition (NASAN), dans le but affiché d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition et aider quelques 50 millions de personnes en Afrique sub-saharienne à sortir de la pauvreté d’ici à 2022, en « libérant le pouvoir du secteur privé ».

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The right climate for development: why the SDGs must act on climate change

POVERTY CANNOT BE TACKLED WITHOUT FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE: NEW REPORT

As world leaders meet in New York later this month at a summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the global fight against climate change, a new report highlights the crucial role a new set of Sustainable Development Goals must play in meeting the challenge.
It says the goals, to be agreed next year, offer a vital opportunity for the international community to tackle the way that climate change is driving people into poverty.

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Investing for the Few: The IFC’s Health in Africa initiative

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World Bank Group’s billion dollar private sector health initiative in Africa is failing to reach the poor

A billion-dollar flagship scheme to support private sector-led health care in Africa is bypassing poor people and concentrating instead on high-end urban hospitals catering mainly for the rich.

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Investir pour la minorité : L'initiative pour la Santé en Afrique de la SFI

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L’investissement d’un milliard de dollars dans le secteur privé de la santé en Afrique oublie les populations pauvres

L’initiative du groupe Banque mondiale ne tient pas ses promesses

Un programme phare qui mobilise un milliard de dollars pour soutenir le secteur privé de la santé en Afrique oublie les populations pauvres pour se concentrer sur les hôpitaux haut de gamme en milieu urbain, bénéficiant principalement aux couches aisées de la population.

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Moral Hazard - "Mega" Agricultural public-private partnerships threaten livelihoods for African farmers

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Large-scale partnerships with the private sector could undermine Africans’ land rights, drive inequality and damage the environment

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Oxfam calls on Western governments to offer haven as number of registered Syrian refugees reaches 3 million

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UK has so far only taken in 50 Syrian refugees under its vulnerable persons relocation scheme

Western and other rich countries should step up their efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, Oxfam said today after the number registered with UNHCR reached 3 million.

Urgent action is necessary in order to respond to a growing regional crisis caused by increasing displacement, insufficient aid and over-burdened infrastructure in neighbouring countries, Oxfam added.

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Michelle Dockery announced as Oxfam’s humanitarian ambassador

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Oxfam are delighted to announce actor Michelle Dockery as its first ever Humanitarian Ambassador, helping the charity fundraise and highlight their work responding to emergencies around the world.

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World Humanitarian Day - Oxfam Policy & Practice

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World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for Oxfam to celebrate our humanitarian staff and partners and the communities they work with.

Jane Cocking, Oxfam's humanitarian director, is representing Oxfam at a memorial service at Westminster Abbey to mark the day. Speaking about the current emergencies around the world, Jane said:

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The Middle East sits on a precipice as conflicts and politics take their toll

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There are over 28 million people who need humanitarian aid in the Middle East, nearly half the UK population, Oxfam says today.

The figures drawn from Iraq, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen show the scale of the humanitarian crisis in the region. The warning comes as the DEC continues its Gaza Crisis Appeal, which has already raised more than £7 million.

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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

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Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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2 million voices support African agriculture

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(Dakar, Senegal) From June 20 to 27, 2014, the African Union's Heads of State will meet in Malabo to discuss agriculture and food security in Africa. This pre-AU summit will be an opportunity to review progress on the Maputo Declaration.

Ten years after the 2003 Maputo summit on Agriculture and Food Security, where African Heads of State agreed to allocate at least 10 percent of their national budget to agriculture, only eight countries have continuously met the Maputo target (Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Ghana in West Africa).

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Making Disaster Risk Management Inclusive - Briefing Paper

Inclusive Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is about equality of rights and opportunities, dignity of the individual, acknowledging diversity, and contributing to resilience for everyone, not leaving aside members of a community based on age, gender, disability, identity or any other limiting condition.