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Drought-affected grain in Burkina Faso, Dec 2011. © Irina Fuhrmann/Oxfa

Oxfam today revealed that just over a quarter of the taxes that could be raised each year from money currently hidden away in tax havens would be enough to lay the foundation for ending global hunger.

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Oxfam partner coordinating the distribution of blankets and food vouchers.

Governments meeting at tomorrow’s humanitarian pledging conference in Kuwait need to generously give substantial funds or risk leaving Syrians out in the cold without the help they need.

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Oxfam shower blocks, Mugunga 1 camp, DRC. Photo: Katie Holt/Oxfam

More than one million people are at risk of militia, rebel and army attacks, with little or no protection from the government or UN peacekeepers.

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We Can Assembly, March 2006. Photo: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

In solidarity with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, Oxfam is urging governments to speed up the implementation of agreed standards to end violence against women in all its forms.

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Zango Germain, 19, working in a field. Burkina Faso. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam and leading West African farmers network ROPPA today welcomed an initial forecast of an improved harvest in the Sahel region but warned governments and the UN that the food crisis is far from over.

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Surviving after the floods, Assam, India, September 2008. Photo: EPA/STR

Climate change will cripple the ASEAN goal of economic integration by 2015. The warning was issued today by ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Climate Deal (A-FAB), a regional coalition led by Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Oxfam, during a press conference at the UN climate change talks in Bangkok

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The fight to end the illegal and irresponsible arms trade goes on after delegates at the United Nations failed to reach consensus and agree an Arms Trade Treaty. Final text disappointing but not the end of the story.

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Graphic: One person dies every minute from armed violence.

After an opening week, characterized by procedural delays and wrangling, this past week delegates finally got down to content discussions. However they still do not have the basis for negotiation on most of the key elements of the treaty.

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