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15 Sep 2016 description
report Oxfam

Almost four million refugees and asylum seekers have fled from one conflict zone to another Oxfam said today ahead of two summits being held in New York next week (19, 20 September) aimed at addressing the refugee crisis.

20 Sep 2010 description

- New report shows Somalia and Haiti top list of global education hot spots

- Former UK Prime Minister Brown warns that a "generation could be condemned to poverty"

- Rich countries breaking their aid promises and using education funds for domestic universities

Somalia and Haiti have topped a list of the world's worst places to be a school child as a new report from the Global Campaign for Education, backed by organizations including Education International, Oxfam, Plan, Save the Children and VSO warned that poor countries are teetering on the brink of an education …

21 May 2009 description
report Oxfam

Drought and conflict have left more than three million people dependent on aid in Somalia. A senior policy advisor for Oxfam America calls it the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

On May 20, 2009, Shannon Scribner, senior policy advisor for Oxfam America, presented the following testimony on the humanitarian situation in Somalia to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs.


11 Oct 2007 description


For the first time, IANSA, Oxfam, and Safeworld have estimated the economic cost of armed conflict to Africa's development. Around $300bn since 1990 has been lost by Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

This sum is equivalent to international aid from major donors in the same period.

20 Apr 2006 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam Australia calls on immediate support from all Australians to help the drought stricken men, women and children of Africa.

16 Feb 2006 description
report Oxfam

Los equipos de Oxfam Internacional detectan que, en algunas zonas, la gente sólo dispone de tres vasos de agua por persona y día para sobrevivir

24 Mar 2005 description
report Oxfam

A serious food crisis is unfolding across many East African countries; large numbers of people, across wide areas of Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania Uganda, Kenya, and Somaliland, are short of food.

Those most badly affected are pastoral groups who depend largely on livestock for their survival both for consumption and for exchange for other food and household items.

26 Jun 2003 description
report Oxfam

Close to 15 million people across the Horn of Africa are now affected by drought:

06 Jan 2003 description
report Oxfam

Widespread drought has withered crops from Ethiopia to southern Africa. Nearly 38 million Africans will require outside food donations by early in 2003--or they will face starvation. Donating countries have promised less than half of what is needed to prevent widespread famine.

21 Jun 2000 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam has been implementing emergency programmes for people displaced by the border war with Ethiopia since July 1999. Renewed fighting in the west, south and east of the country during May and June 2000 led to thousands more people being displaced from their homes, perhaps as many as one million in all.

04 Apr 2000 description
report Oxfam

The world is in danger of failing the people of Ethiopia as drought threatens millions of lives, according to the international aid agency Oxfam.

08 Dec 1999 description
report Oxfam

In Africa, millions of lives are being threatened by wars that have driven people from their homes and ruined their livelihoods. However, peace could be attained by an immediate increase in international humanitarian assistance and a long-term political commitment to uphold peace agreements.

09 Sep 1999 description
report Oxfam

Right now in Africa, millions of lives are at risk, threatened by brutal wars which have driven people from their homes and land. Crops have been left untended, destined to fail.

And yet remarkably, in many of these countries, there is a real opportunity to build a lasting peace if the international community acts swiftly and decisively. What’s needed is simple: an immediate increase in humanitarian aid and genuine political commitment to peace.

27 Apr 1999 description
report Oxfam

The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam GB's current emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. Note: in the context of this report, 'Oxfam' refers to Oxfam GB, unless specified otherwise.

05 Feb 1999 description
report Oxfam


21 Aug 1998 description
report Oxfam

Armed conflict over disputed territories between Eritrea and Ethiopia has triggered a humanitarian crisis in terms of displacement. In spite of a present stand-off between the two countries tension exists and shows no clear signs of lessening.