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08 May 2009 description
report Oxfam

Credit crunch means charity experiences first drop in donations for eight years

Oxfam today announced that donations to its network of 714 shops were down by 12 per cent so far this year, which could mean a total of 1.2 million fewer donations in 2009.

More than 80 per cent of Oxfam's total income from its shops comes from donations from the public of clothes, books, music, homewares and other goods.

The fall in donations clearly demonstrates wider trends resulting from the credit crunch: as families in the UK tighten their belts and buy less, which means they replace less and …

11 Oct 2007 description

Summary

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.