Latest Oxfam Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-09-17 11:00:00

Experiences for charity auction to benefit Oxfam from Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, and Giada De Laurentiis, available at www.ebay.com/oxfam LOS ANGELES, Sept.

2009-08-28 12:15:30

The effects of climate change on Nepal will mean more suffering for millions of people living in extreme poverty, an international aid agency said. Nepal already is experiencing poor harvests and water shortages in rural areas, an Oxfam report said.

2009-05-20 08:48:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Amnesty International has organized an inter-organizational panel event at the NYU Center for Global Affairs to address the ongoing crisis in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The May 20th event will take place at 7:00 p.m.

2009-04-21 07:00:00

Oxfam Calls for Urgent Action, Increase Could Overwhelm Current Response System WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people affected by climate-related humanitarian disasters is projected to rise by 54% by 2015, threatening to overwhelm emergency response and humanitarian aid systems, said international agency Oxfam America in a new report released today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO ) The rise in numbers -- from the current 250...

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