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2012-07-03 06:23:33

Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, and Kevin Spacey join others urging action as talks open at UN NEW YORK, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As governments meet in New York to kick off month-long talks at the United Nations on arms control, more than 30 high-profile Oxfam and Amnesty International supporters, including Keira Knightley, Yoko Ono, Scarlett Johansson, members of Coldplay, Tim Roth, Annie Lennox and Kevin Spacey, joined forces to demand governments take immediate...

2012-06-19 14:22:08

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the U.S.-based NGO alliance InterAction released the following statements on the outcomes of the G20 Summit: ActionAid "With food prices swinging wildly and the planet burning, this was the moment for bold proposals from the G20. Instead, on food security and climate change, the G20 turned in last year's homework, content to reaffirm old plans and commission more studies." Neil Watkins, Director of Policy and Campaigns,...

2012-05-18 10:28:54

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International agency Oxfam warned that today's announcement of the "New Alliance to Increase Food and Nutrition Security" focuses too heavily on the role of the private sector to tackle the complex challenges of food insecurity in the developing world. The organization called instead for G8 leaders to keep the promises they have already made to help developing countries invest in sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. (Logo:...

2012-05-16 10:25:12

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the G8 Summit, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders heading to Camp David to make predictable, measurable funding and policy commitments that will help 50 million people lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable, small-scale agriculture by 2015. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Almost a billion people on this planet -- one in seven of us -- are hungry. The kind of...

2012-05-04 10:22:55

GIFT BETTER THIS MOTHER'S DAY AND HELP CHANGE LIVES BOSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International relief and development organization Oxfam America is teaming up with Kristin Davis this Mother's Day to show appreciation of moms in our lives by giving back to others with a gift from Oxfam America Unwrapped. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "The mothers we know and love deserve more than one day of praise for the incredible contribution they...

2012-05-03 10:21:25

BOSTON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a growing food crisis in West Africa, Oxfam America announces renewed support from the Rockefeller Foundation for its current rural resilience initiative in Ethiopia and its expansion into Senegal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Rockefeller's $450,000 commitment for this calendar year will help start the initiative in Senegal to enable poor farmers to strengthen their food and income security by...

2012-04-25 10:24:47

Annual Fund Drive at Munger, Tolles & Olson Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Supporting Oxfam America LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today an effort started 25 years ago by two attorneys at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP surpassed the $1 million mark in support of international relief and development organization Oxfam America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO ) When Joseph Lee and Mike Soloff met at Munger Tolles in Los...

2012-03-29 06:26:44

INFOGRAPHIC DEMONSTRATES INEFFICIENCIES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN FOOD AID SYSTEM WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 17 million people could receive life-saving food aid at no additional cost to U.S. taxpayers if Congress cuts red-tape in the U.S. Farm Bill - according to new research from international relief and development organizations Oxfam America and American Jewish World Service (AJWS). A new report and infographic from the groups showed that lifting...

2012-03-16 10:21:25

Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald to visit Oxfam America's humanitarian and development programs in Ethiopia BOSTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former teammates and NFL superstars Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald are again teaming up with international relief and development organization Oxfam to raise awareness of the food crisis in East Africa. The Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals wide receivers will travel to Ethiopia with Oxfam for a first-hand account of...

2012-03-08 12:21:00

Tanzanian Farmer Joins Local Activists and Entrepreneurs to Celebrate International Women's Day 2012 BOSTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Saturday international humanitarian organization Oxfam America joins Lovin' Spoonfuls, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Science Club for Girls, Slow Food Boston, and United Nations Association of Greater Boston for an event that draws attention to women on the frontlines of global hunger. (Logo:...