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2010-01-21 15:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chrysler Foundation gives $50,000 each to Oxfam America and the United States Fund for UNICEF to assist with life-saving and recovery operations in Haiti Chrysler Group LLC dealers in Puerto Rico are accepting household and non-perishable food items Chrysler Group continues to support Haiti relief efforts through initiatives with its employees, dealers and retirees The Chrysler Foundation has donated $50,000 to both Oxfam America...

2010-01-20 14:32:00

BOSTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a major 7.0 earthquake on January 12, 2010, near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, international relief and development agency Oxfam America swung into action to raise emergency funds to assist relief and rehabilitation efforts on the ground. Oxfam has raised over $8 million so far, leveraging a multitude of channels, focusing on online efforts. (logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) These nimble, new...

2010-01-20 12:32:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International relief and development agency Oxfam America has teamed up with Scarlett Johansson, an Oxfam Ambassador, to benefit Oxfam's emergency relief work in Haiti. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) The charity auction offers four tickets to the opening night of Scarlett's play "A View from the Bridge" on Sunday, January 24 at the Cort Theatre in New York City and an invitation to the play's after party. The...

2010-01-19 14:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One week later, international aid agency Oxfam is working to overcome the challenges of delivering aid in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Although aid is beginning to get through, the impact of the earthquake on Oxfam's Haitian and international staff, the logistical challenges combined with a destroyed office and warehouse and the loss of communications have...

2010-01-14 14:06:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Cedric Perus, humanitarian coordinator in Port-au-Prince for international aid agency Oxfam, said: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "I have seen wounded people flooding into the hospitals and buildings of several stories high that are now totally flat. Several thousands have probably died in the quake, but it will take time to get a full picture. Bodies...

2009-12-17 13:59:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxfam America President Raymond C. Offenheiser made the following statement in reaction to today's announcement by Secretary Hillary Clinton that the US is prepared to work with other developed countries to mobilize $100 billion a year by 2020 to address the climate change needs of developing countries: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO ) "Secretary Clinton's announcement could be one of the missing keys that...

2009-12-10 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International aid agency Oxfam America filed a shareholder resolution today with Chevron calling on the California-based oil company to adopt a comprehensive policy of publicly disclosing payments made to governments where the company operates. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) The resolution, filed on International Human Rights Day, aims to promote the rights of citizens in oil-rich countries by providing...

2009-10-21 07:30:00

County-by-county report identifies socially vulnerable communities in 13 states facing risk of drought, flooding, hurricanes and sea-level rise WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A number of "hotspots" of vulnerability to climate-related hazards exist in the US southeast, according to a new groundbreaking study released today by Oxfam America. The report, "Exposed: Social Vulnerability and Climate Change in the US Southeast," is the first of its kind to combine hazards...

2009-10-19 09:36:00

Gifts that do good from OxfamGifts.com BOSTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ever thought of manure as the perfect holiday gift? Well, here's your chance to select a unique gift for a friend and make a difference in the fight against poverty when you give through OxfamGifts.com. Organic manure, one of more than 60 gifts in our catalog, is a green gift that transforms waste into power -- agricultural power. It increases crop yields and is cheaper and safer than chemical fertilizers....

2009-10-16 16:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Best-selling author and renowned celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis recently returned from a trip to Peru to visit Oxfam programs and learn about the struggles of small scale farmers, said the international aid agency today. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091016/DC94130-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091016/DC94130-b) De Laurentiis, who has been an Oxfam America Ambassador for a year, embarked on a...


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