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26 Sep 2016 description
report Oxfam

Since 2009, Oxfam and others have been raising the alarm about a great global land rush. Millions of hectares of land have been acquired by investors to meet rising demand for food and biofuels, or for speculation. This often happens at the expense of those who need the land most and are best placed to protect it: farmers, pastoralists, forest-dependent people, fisherfolk, and indigenous peoples.

07 Feb 2012 description
report Oxfam

El sistema humanitario internacional no será capaz de hacer frente al creciente número de crisis si no se actúa localmente

La agencia internacional Oxfam ha advertido hoy de que la capacidad de respuesta del sistema humanitario internacional no será suficiente para hacer frente al aumento en el número de personas expuestas a futuras crisis si no se destinan más fondos a los países más vulnerables y se invierta más en prevención y reducción de riesgos ante posibles desastres.

07 Feb 2012 description
report Oxfam

Seule une approche locale permettra au système humanitaire international de faire face à la multiplication des besoins

L'organisation internationale Oxfam met aujourd'hui en garde contre la saturation du système humanitaire international face à l'augmentation prévisible du nombre de personnes exposées à des crises. Pour l'éviter, il importe de renforcer les ressources à proximité des régions frappées par les catastrophes naturelles et d'investir davantage dans la prévention et la réduction des risques.

07 Feb 2012 description
report Oxfam
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International humanitarian system will not cope with increased case load without going local

The international humanitarian response system will fail to cope with the expected rise in the number of people exposed to crises unless there are more resources closer to where disasters happen and there is more investment in preventing and reducing the risk of disasters, warned international agency Oxfam today.

16 Oct 2008 description
report Oxfam

The recent sharp increase in food prices should have benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture. However, decades of misguided policies by developing country governments on agriculture, trade, and domestic markets - often promoted by international financial institutions and supported by donor countries - have prevented poor farmers and rural workers from reaping the benefits of higher commodity prices. As a result, the crisis is hurting poor producers and consumers alike, threatening to reverse recent progress on poverty reduction in many countries.

18 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam


'We tried to believe in our hearts that we'd harvest something...that the rains would start again, but the dry spell continued and there was no rain.' Davis Mulomba, Malawian farmer, interview with Oxfam staff, September 05

18 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam

The South Asian earthquake is the latest in a year of some of the worst disasters ever seen, yet governments have failed to respond adequately and lives have been lost as a result, said international agency Oxfam today.