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Oxfam: Extreme Weather Puts Food Security In Danger Worldwide
2011-11-28 10:23:12

According to new research, compiled by British charity Oxfam, soaring wheat prices stemming from extreme weather events that shook the world in the past year have endangered food security in many places around the world. Past extreme weather could be a “grim foretaste” of what lies ahead when climate change puts even more strain on the global environment; and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is warning that extreme weather events are likely to increase in...

2011-11-22 11:29:00

Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald join Oxfam to raise awareness of ongoing crisis in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia BOSTON, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NFL superstar wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald are teaming up once again on a mission to bring attention to the ongoing drought in East Africa. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO</font>) Boldin and Fitzgerald call on football fans and...

2011-11-21 14:35:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International relief and development agency Oxfam America teams up with eBay once again to benefit Oxfam's poverty relief and advocacy efforts around the world. November 16 through November 23 fans can bid on the chance to meet Academy Award Winner and Oxfam Ambassador Colin Firth, and attend the Hollywood premiere of his new film, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy!," a Focus Features' film based on the bestselling novel by John le Carre....

2011-11-17 04:09:00

BOSTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International relief and development organization Oxfam America launched its 2011 Unwrapped holiday gift-giving campaign today taking a humorous look at some traditional gift-giving missteps and urges holiday shoppers to gift better this season. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "Smart, philanthropic gift-givers can skip standing in lines to purchase a sweater that will never be worn or a fruitcake that will...

2011-10-14 12:16:00

Inequalities in the Global Food System Highlighted at Events and in New Documentary WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International relief and development organization Oxfam America is marking World Food Day with more than 300 events across the United States aiming to bring the inequalities of the global food system to the kitchen table conversation as part of Oxfam's GROW campaign. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Using specially...

2011-09-26 10:00:00

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxfam Trailwalker is one of the world's toughest team challenges and one of the most rewarding. Teams of four have to walk - or run - the 100 kilometer course in a limited time. But it's not just a physical challenge; participants are also raising money to help overcome poverty and injustice around the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101117/LA03182LOGO ) A four person team from Datapipe Hong Kong, led by Turbo Wong,...

2011-09-23 13:11:00

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Oxfam Ambassador Actress Scarlett Johansson visited Kenya to see the devastating impact of the drought in East Africa. More than 13 million people are at risk because of a severe drought that has hit parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. In Somalia, the crisis has escalated to a famine. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) She visited the Dadaab refugee camp, where tens of thousands of Somali...

2011-09-04 07:00:00

Translators desperately needed to interpret medical instructions where language barrier is hampering aid efforts Waltham, MA (PRWEB) September 04, 2011 Amid international aid efforts to get humanitarian supplies to drought-stricken Horn of Africa, Translators without Borders, a U.S.-based charitable organization that works in the worldâs crisis zones, is warning of critical shortfalls in local knowledge that is significantly hampering the administration of medical aid. "With...

2011-07-20 09:33:00

Oxfam America calls on the USG to respond to deepening crisis in Horn of Africa BOSTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's declaration by the United Nations of famine in Somalia makes official what aid agencies have been seeing for nearly a year - severe drought and the world's worst food crisis has put 10 million people in desperate need of assistance and donor countries are not doing nearly enough to avert disaster, save lives and protect livelihoods. (Logo:...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

"As a chef I am constantly aware of how much can be done with food and the importance of using every part of the produce so I feel extremely privileged to be able to provide a recipe and help communities living in poverty grow and prepare good food for their families", said Matt Kemp Head Chef of Sydney's prestige restaurant Balzac. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Acclaimed Australian chefs and food bloggers have donated recipes to an special edition Oxfam cookbook to support and encourage all...