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2011-06-21 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam America and CNA warned that the U.S. is likely to face substantially increasing demands on its humanitarian response systems as a result of climate change. The organizations proposed a set of U.S. government reforms to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S. disaster response and preparedness - especially an 'ounce of prevention' approach to disaster planning. (Logo:...

2011-06-01 07:37:00

ROSELAND, New Jersey, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expand Networks http://www.expand.com, the leader in optimising WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualisation, today announced Oxfam Australia, the humanitarian charity, has deployed Expand Networks Accelerators across its international network of offices. The solution is assuring the performance of the charity's network, connectivity and applications in support of staff activity between its Australian and overseas operations....

2011-03-08 07:00:00

BOSTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International humanitarian organization Oxfam America joined a number of groups, churches and corporations around the country to mark the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day with more than 100 events this month to raise awareness about the struggles millions of poor women still face today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "Hunger and poverty affect women and men alike, but because women make up the...

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2011-01-12 10:45:00

A year ago today, 300,000 people died in an earthquake that still scars the lives of Haitians. On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti and crushed an estimated 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings.  Over a million people were left homeless, including 380,000 children, and the U.N. estimates that 650,000 people will still be living in refugee camps by the end of 2011. Less than five percent of the rubble created by the catastrophic earthquake has been...

2010-12-15 12:16:00

BOSTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Oxfam America announced the release of a music video it crafted for critically acclaimed rock band The New Pornographers. The video - for, "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk" (www.oxfamamerica.org/sweettalk), from the band's recent album Together - tells the story of the aftermath of the Gulf Coast oil spill in Louisiana and Oxfam's advocacy efforts on behalf of communities that rely on the coast for their livelihoods. (Logo:...

2010-12-04 11:30:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced they are seeking $28 million from public and private investors for their ground-breaking five-year partnership to help poor rural people protect their crops and livelihoods from the impact of climate change. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) The innovative new R4 partnership is based around the idea of managing 4 risks - community...

2010-11-16 11:34:00

The Oxfam Collection Debuts Exclusively on OxfamGifts.com BOSTON, Nov 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam America launched its 2010 holiday gift-giving campaign today, which takes a satirical look at fashion and uses a fictional designer called "the Hidalgo," played by comedian Chris Wylde, to introduce gift-givers to the Oxfam Collection. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) The Oxfam...

2010-11-05 11:21:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of an historic trip to India, international humanitarian agency Oxfam called on President Obama to ensure that the US does its part to help the world's poor benefit from economic growth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) President Obama's trip highlights India's role in eliminating poverty - both in India and in the rest of the...

2010-10-05 08:28:00

Oxfam calls for shift in international trade policies to help Haiti rebuild itself WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new report released today, international agency Oxfam called for a radical shift to prioritize agricultural investment in plans to rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake earlier this year. The agency also urged international donors to generously fund the Haitian government's $772 million agriculture plan and abandon trade policies such as dumping...

2010-09-22 15:31:00

ACT FAST offers one-stop shopping for those interested in taking action on poverty - and seeing results BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today international relief organization Oxfam America launched ACT FAST (www.oxfamamerica.org/ACTFAST), a new way for people to take action on poverty, hunger and social injustice. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "Oxfam is revamping the way...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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