Latest Oxfam Stories

2009-02-15 07:37:54

According to the head of British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, the company will begin sharing knowledge of patented treatments, and will cut prices for medication in developing nations.

2008-10-06 18:00:26

Midland organisations today joined criticism of the energy giant e.on for its plans to build the UK's first coal plant in three decades.

2008-10-06 12:00:26

X FACTOR winner Leon Jackson is calling on bands and musicians to get involved with charity music festival Oxjam. Money raised from all events at Oxjam will be used to fight poverty and support Oxfam projects around the world.

2008-09-18 09:00:49

Oxfam warns new humanitarian crisis looms in north Uganda NAIROBI, Sept.

2008-08-26 15:01:06

The Waikato Management School in collaboration with Oxfam is hosting a public forum featuring Duncan Green, head of research at Oxfam Great Britain and author of From Poverty to Power.

2008-08-11 00:00:13

By Sophie Morris NEW MEDIA CHARITIES Whether it's an online soap opera or cutting- edge film, Sophie Morris reports on how web-savvy charities are using the net to raise funds Kroo Bay has everything you would expect from an online soap opera.

2008-07-25 18:00:39

HOLLYWOOD actor Colin Firth, pictured, is among fellow thespians, writers and musicians who are today backing a charity drive to fight starvation in East Africa. Oxfam is appealing for funds to expand the emergency response in Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea and northern Kenya.

2008-07-14 12:01:00

By Will Tucker OVER the past two months Oxfam campaigners in Coventry have collected hundreds of people's wishes to end poverty. These wishes were for G8 leaders meeting in Japan, asking them to take urgent action now on global poverty.

2006-07-23 18:11:07

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - Food emergencies in Africa are occurring three times more often now than in the mid-1980s, but the global response to famine continues to be "too little, too late," the international aid agency Oxfam said on Monday.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.