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Woman milking a cow near Gujarat, India, in 1946. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam India’s CEO Nisha Agrawal is in the UK this week to mark 60 years of Oxfam working in India, responding to emergencies and helping to pull millions of people out of poverty.

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Some 10 million people – 44 percent of the population of Yemen – do not have enough food to eat. Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck reports on the worsening humanitarian situation there.

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International agency Oxfam today welcomed the announcement by the UN Secretary General to create a global Zero Hunger Challenge to eliminate hunger and ensure that everyone everywhere has enough to eat while living within the earth’s limits.

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Farmers in Mexico. Photo: Oxfam

The Rio+20 Summit will fail if it agrees to current proposals, which risk worsening the divide between environment and development efforts, warned anti-poverty and environmental campaigners today.

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DearG8: what's your plan to end the vicious cycle of hunger and poverty?

On the eve of the G8 Summit, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders heading to Camp David to make predictable, measureable funding and policy commitments that will help 50 million people lift themselves out of poverty through sustainable, small-scale agriculture by 2015.

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Aldaoula Banounassane cooks their first meal in 3 days. Photo: Fatoumata Diabate

The current food crisis in Niger is likely to escalate into a full-scale humanitarian emergency if urgent action is not taken, international agency Oxfam warned today. Already, 1.9 million people are at severe risk, and by April, this number could rise to 3.5 million people if help doesn’t come now, according to the National Early Warning System.

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