Tagged: human rights

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Oxfam water distribution in Gaza. Photo: Oxfam

In Gaza, over 80 percent of the population depend on humanitarian aid. Oxfam supports partner organizations in both the Occupied Palestinian Territories and in Israel, promoting a just and sustainable peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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In support of our new report Climate Wrongs and Human Rights, Oxfam is running an international competition for lawyers, academics and law students to come up with the most innovative legal case for a developing country to take legal action on injuries suffered from climate change.

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staff helps to carry aid for displaced people, in UN House, South Sudan.

Oxfam is gravely concerned about the growing humanitarian crisis across South Sudan and neighboring countries. The recent ceasefire is a sign of political progress, but the parties now must honor their commitments and put an end to hostilities.

Press Release

Tomorrow [Monday 20th October] the UN will receive the demands of over 2000 world leaders from 124 countries for urgent progress towards negotiation of an effective international Arms Trade Treaty to help save lives and prevent grave human rights abuse.

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Komudei women's group: Group member Elizabeth Apuw Mariao taking money for food she has sold from her market stall in Kakuma. Credit: Crispin Hughes/Oxfam

The urgency shown by rich countries to tackle the financial meltdown stands in stark contrast to their foot-dragging and broken promises over aid and poverty alleviation, human rights and climate change.

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Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE committee) to reduce the EU’s ambitious targets for biofuels in transport fuel but would have liked it to go further by dropping biofuels from the renewable energy directive altogether.

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Rich countries must start basing their climate change policies on existing human rights principles and stop using economic excuses to wriggle out of their responsibilities, says international agency Oxfam in a new report today.

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Oxfam has a long-standing relationship with the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement which began with our support for their Women’s Employment and Economic Rights project in 1993.

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