Press room http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/highlights en Strong new agricultural investment rules needed to protect small-holder farmers http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-23/strong-new-agricultural-investment-rules-needed-protect-small-holder-farmers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Big agricultural companies need a “gold standard” set of global rules to guide their investments after a new Oxfam report showing that even supposedly “responsible” deals can hurt poor farmers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>World’s biggest food investors need policies to protect their $170 billion investment</h3> <p><strong>Big agricultural companies need a “gold standard” set of global rules to guide their investme</strong></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/pressrelease/guatemala-indigenous-farmer-pablo-tosco-620.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=63651">guatemala-indigenous-farmer-pablo-tosco-620.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaser-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/guatemala-indigenous-farmer-pablo-tosco-220.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=13030">guatemala-indigenous-farmer-pablo-tosco-220.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smallholder farmers deserve policies that support and protect their huge investment – not undermine it. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Burgos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-notestoeditors"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Notes to Editors</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Download the report: <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/policy/smallholders-risk-monoculture-expansion-land-food-livelihoods-latin-america" rel="nofollow">Smallholders at Risk: Monoculture expansion, land, food and livelihoods in Latin America</a></strong> (available in English, Spanish and French).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For media enquiry contact: Matt Grainger, <a href="mailto:matt.grainger@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">matt.grainger@oxfaminternational.org</a>, +44-07730680837</p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/soy-mirage-paraguay">The Soy Mirage</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/divide-and-purchase">Divide and Purchase</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/%E2%80%98our-land-our-lives%E2%80%99">‘Our Land, Our Lives’</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-23/strong-new-agricultural-investment-rules-needed-protect-small-holder-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture land rights monoculture small holder farmers small-scale farming Guatemala Colombia Paraguay Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:15:49 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 37255 at http://www.oxfam.org South Sudan warning: respond to humanitarian crisis now or face a larger catastrophe later http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-22/south-sudan-warning-respond-humanitarian-crisis-now-or-face-larger-catastrophe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international community needs to step up efforts to help stop the conflict and saves lives with a massive injection of emergency aid.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire.</strong></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/pressrelease/mingkaman-camp-idps-south-sudan-knowles-coursin-oxfam-460.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=22082">mingkaman-camp-idps-south-sudan-knowles-coursin-oxfam-460.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaser-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/mingkaman-camp-idps-south-sudan-knowles-coursin-oxfam-220.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=9968">mingkaman-camp-idps-south-sudan-knowles-coursin-oxfam-220.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How many lives have to be lost before the parties to the conflict silence their guns and donors respond with more resources? We either act now or face an even larger human catastrophe in the weeks and months to come. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winnie Byanyima </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Director, Oxfam International </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-notestoeditors"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Notes to Editors</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/sets/72157639823772126/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Photos of Oxfam's humanitarian response to the recent conflict in South Sudan</strong></a>.</p> <p><strong>Download the joint agency report: <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/south-sudan-food-security-joint-agency-briefing-april2014.pdf" rel="nofollow">Loaded Guns and Empty Stomachs: Fixing a food crisis and preventing a catastrophe in South Sudan</a></strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/south-sudan-food-security-joint-agency-briefing-april2014.pdf" rel="nofollow"></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For media enquiries:<br />Aimee Brown, Oxfam's Media Advisor for Horn, East, Central Africa (Kenya), +254 731 859 413 or <a href="mailto:abrown@oxfam.org.uk" rel="nofollow">abrown@oxfam.org.uk</a><br />Ian Bray, Oxfam GB Media Officer (UK), ++44 (0)7721 461339 or <a href="mailto:ibray@oxfam.org.uk" rel="nofollow">ibray@oxfam.org.uk</a><br />Matt Grainger, Oxfam International (UK), +44(0)7730680837 or <a href="mailto:matt.grainger@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">matt.grainger@oxfaminternational.org</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/emergencies/southsudan/courage-ayak-majak">Courage in South Sudan: Ayak and Majak</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/sudan-southsudan-crisis">Crisis in South Sudan</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/about/issues/emergency-response">Emergency response</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-22/south-sudan-warning-respond-humanitarian-crisis-now-or-face-larger-catastrophe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food crisis food security hunger peace and conflict South Sudan Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:01:35 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 37213 at http://www.oxfam.org First meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation: Southern Players step up, will Northern Donors follow? http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-17/first-meeting-global-partnership-effective-development-cooperation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The High Level Meeting in Mexico to strengthen efforts to fight poverty has ended with renewed commitments to improve aid and cooperation—but it has also highlighted the slow start of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The High Level Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation&nbsp;Meeting in Mexico to strengthen efforts to fight poverty has ended with renewed commitments to improve aid and c</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fixing our development partnerships to deliver better results and ensure the rights of the poor must be an urgent priority. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carlos Zarco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Director of Oxfam Mexico </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-notestoeditors"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Notes to Editors</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>More information at:</strong></p> <p>Global Partnership website: <a href="http://effectivecooperation.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>www.effectivecooperation.org</strong> </a><br />Global Partnership Twitter: <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/DevCooperation" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://twitter.com/DevCooperation </a></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/DevCooperation%20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a><br />Global Partnership blog: <strong><a href="http://devcooperation.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://devcooperation.org</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span>Mathieu Gagnon,&nbsp;Mexico cellphone: 044 55 11 50 43 37&nbsp;</span><a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:mgagnon@intermonoxfam.org">mgagnon@intermonoxfam.org</a><span>,&nbsp;</span><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/gagnon_mat" title="https://twitter.com/gagnon_mat">https://twitter.com/gagnon_mat</a></p> <p><strong>Read the blog: <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-04-15-gpedc-high-level-aid-meetings-neglecting-inclusive-development-accountability-mexico-city" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Are the Mexico City High-Level Meetings on aid neglecting inclusive development and accountability?</a></strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-04-15-gpedc-high-level-aid-meetings-neglecting-inclusive-development-accountability-mexico-city" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference 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08:07:05 +0000 Pilar Barroso 37091 at http://www.oxfam.org Global meeting to define the future of development: What will be Mexico's legacy? http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-14/global-meeting-define-future-development-what-will-be-mexicos-legacy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As development leaders from around the world gather in Mexico City to participate in the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation this week, Oxfam is asking a crucial question: What will be Mexico’s legacy?</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>As development leaders from around the world gather in Mexico City to participate in the first <a href="http://effectivecooperation.org/" target="_blank">High Level Meeting of the Global Pa</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a world where 2.4 billion people live on less than $2 a day, there is an urgent need for the Global Partnership to deliver on its promise. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carlos Zarco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Director of Oxfam Mexico </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-notestoeditors"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Notes to Editors</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxfam will be tweeting live from the HLM:<br /><br />Nicola McIvor, Policy Expert, Oxfam Great Britain: <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/njmcivor" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">@njmcivor</a></strong><br />Greg Adams, Policy Expert, Oxfam America : <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/gregory_adams_" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">@gregory_adams_</a></strong><br />Robert Fox, Executive Director, Oxfam Canada: <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/FoxOxfam" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">@FoxOxfam</a></strong><br />Carlos Zarco, Executive Director, Oxfam México : <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/CarlosZarco" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">@carloszarco</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Download the report: <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/busan-nutshell" rel="nofollow">Busan in a Nutshell</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Read the blog: <a href="http://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2014/03/international-aid-donors-avoiding-accountability-busan-promises/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Are international aid donors avoiding accountability for their Busan promises?</a><br /></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mathieu Gagnon,&nbsp;Mexico cellphone: 044 55 11 50 43 37 <a href="mailto:mgagnon@intermonoxfam.org" rel="nofollow">mgagnon@intermonoxfam.org</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/gagnon_mat" title="https://twitter.com/gagnon_mat" rel="nofollow">https://twitter.com/gagnon_mat</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/campaigns/health-education/busan-aid-effectiveness-forum-2011">Busan Aid Effectiveness Forum 2011</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a 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class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All countries will have to contribute their fair share in cutting global emissions, says Oxfam in reaction to the IPCC report on mitigation, which was launched today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>All countries will have to contribute their fair share in cutting global emissions, says Oxfam in reaction to the <a href="http://report.mitigation2014.org/spm/ipcc_wg3_ar5_summary-for-poli</p> </a></strong></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/pressrelease/48865scr-climate-rice-paddy-620.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=50472">48865scr-climate-rice-paddy-620.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaser-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/48865scr-climate-rice-paddy-220.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=17355">48865scr-climate-rice-paddy-220.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If we fail to act on climate change, the chance of eradicating hunger from our world may be lost forever. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jan Kowalzig </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oxfam&#039;s Climate Expert </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxfam has a team in Berlin. For interviews, background briefings and further information contact:<br /> Berlin, Germany: Steffen Kuessner, +49 30 45 69 710 / +49 177 880 9977 / <a href="mailto:skuessner@oxfam.de">skuessner@oxfam.de</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/hot-and-hungry">Hot and Hungry</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/content/food-and-climate-justice">Food and Climate Justice</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/5-natural-disasters-beg-climate-action">5 natural disasters that beg for climate action</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-13/all-countries-must-collaborate-tackle-global-emissions-ipcc-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate change Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:17:08 +0000 carolynb 36984 at http://www.oxfam.org Challenge to World Bank and IMF to get serious about extreme inequality http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-09/challenge-world-bank-and-imf-get-serious-about-extreme-inequality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following <a href="http://oxf.am/wMY" rel="nofollow">Oxfam’s January report</a> revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world’s population, Forbes has updated its “<a href="http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/#tab:overall" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">billionaires' list</a>”, showing that extreme inequality has worsened– just 67 people at the top now own half the wealth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Global wealth inequality threatens economic and social viability</h3> <p>Following <strong><a href="http://oxf.am/wMY" rel="nofollow">Oxfam’s January report</a></strong> revealing that just 85 people owned the </p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/pressrelease/wb_main.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=82547">wb_main.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaser-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/wb_small.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=25257">wb_small.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> International financial institutions should change the policy advice they give countries, and shift the balance towards investment in health, education and progressive fiscal policies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ray Offenheiser </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oxfam America Executive Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-notestoeditors"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Notes to Editors</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Christine Lagarde has said inequality damages long term growth and wastes human potential: <strong><a href="http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/2014/NEW020314A.htm%20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/2014/NEW020314A.htm </a></strong><br /><br />World Bank President Jim Kim has committed the Bank to advancing shared prosperity <strong><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140122175445-32702694-at-davos-income-inequality-should-be-front-and-center" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140122175445-32702694-at-davos-income-inequality-should-be-front-and-center</a></strong><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For interviews or press inquiries, please contact:</p> <p>Caroline Hooper-Box, <a href="mailto:caroline.hooper-box@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">caroline.hooper-box@oxfaminternational.org</a>, tel + 1 (202) 321 2967</p> <p>Patricia Brooks <a href="mailto:patricia@matchmapmedia.com" rel="nofollow">patricia@matchmapmedia.com</a> + 1 (202) 351-1757</p> <p>Check out <a rel="nofollow" href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/general/tags/1721"><strong>Oxfam blogs on inequality</strong></a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-spaces"><legend>Spaces</legend><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-space"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Space</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington DC Office </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/working-for-the-few-economic-inequality">Working for the Few</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/working-for-the-many-public-services-fight-inequality">Working For The Many</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/cautionary-tale-austerity-inequality-europe">A Cautionary Tale</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-09/challenge-world-bank-and-imf-get-serious-about-extreme-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Washington DC Office education financing health IFIs IMF inequality international financial institutions International Monetary Fund spring meetings tax dodging tax evasion tax havens UHC WB World Bank Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:28:12 +0000 Elena Cornellana 36850 at http://www.oxfam.org Record aid spending hides a fall in assistance for Africa “back to levels of a decade ago” http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-08/record-aid-spending-hides-fall-assistance-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxfam today celebrated news that donors had increased their development aid spending to $134.8 billion in 2013, which the OECD says stands at the highest-ever recorded level. However aid levels to Africa dropped by 5.6% to just $28.9 billion – back to the levels they were 10 years ago.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Big increases from some aid donors but only five achieve 0.7% promise</h3> <p><strong>Oxfam today celebrated news that donors had increased their development aid spending to <a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When countries fail to meet their 0.7% promise, their actions have a real human cost. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winnie Byanyima </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Director, Oxfam International </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For press inequiries, please contact Matt Grainger +44-7730680837 or <a href="mailto:matt.grainger@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">matt.grainger@oxfaminternational.org</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/working-for-the-few-economic-inequality">Working for the Few</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/working-for-the-many-public-services-fight-inequality">Working For The Many</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/about/how-oxfam-fights-poverty">How we fight poverty</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-08/record-aid-spending-hides-fall-assistance-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fighting poverty global development OECD Overseas Development Assistance Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:47:14 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 36826 at http://www.oxfam.org “Model hospital” for privatized African health care threatens to swamp country’s budget http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-07/model-hospital-privatized-african-health-care-threatens-countrys-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new privately-run hospital supported by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC, is threatening to bankrupt the health budget of Lesotho, one of the poorest and least-healthy countries in the world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>IFC-supported private hospital project eating up 51% of Lesotho’s health budget</h3> <p><strong>A new privately-run hospital supported by the World Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC, is threaten</strong></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/pressrelease/lesotho-hospital-460.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=15909">lesotho-hospital-460.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaser-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/lesotho-hospital-220.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=6283">lesotho-hospital-220.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is troubling that the IFC has pushed such an expensive and risky strategy when cheaper public financing alternatives should have been explored further with the government. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winnie Byanyima </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Director, Oxfam International </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For media enquiries please contact:<br />Sarah Dransfield, UK, tel: +44 1865 472269, or +44 (0)7767 085636 <br />Elena Cornellana, Spain, tel: +34 646 955915<br /><br />Download the Oxfam-LCPA report “<strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bn-dangerous-diversion-lesotho-health-ppp-070414-en.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A Dangerous Diversion</a></strong>”.</p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/working-for-the-many-public-services-fight-inequality">Working For The Many</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/working-for-the-few-economic-inequality">Working for the Few</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/about/how-oxfam-fights-poverty">How we fight poverty</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-07/model-hospital-privatized-african-health-care-threatens-countrys-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> essential public services health care health public-private partnerships Lesotho private sector healthcare Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 36681 at http://www.oxfam.org Emissions must be cut if we are to tackle hunger http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-07/emissions-must-be-cut-if-we-are-to-tackle-hunger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Countries across the world must play their fair part in cutting emissions if we are to reduce the harmful impacts of climate change on global food supply, worldwide development organization Oxfam warns today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The&nbsp;Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today opens its meeting in Berlin to finalize its landmark report on cutting global emissions.</strong> This comes just a week afte</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/pressrelease/85288scr-guatemala-coffee-farmer-620.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=24524">85288scr-guatemala-coffee-farmer-620.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaser-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/85288scr-guatemala-coffee-farmer-220.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=10270">85288scr-guatemala-coffee-farmer-220.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The impact of climate change on the world’s food supply is clear. The race is now on to cut emissions so that every country plays its fair part. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winnie Byanyima </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Director, Oxfam International </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-notestoeditors"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Notes to Editors</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The Philippines</strong> – Coconut farmers, rice farmers and fisherfolk talk about the changing weather and the challenges of piecing their lives together following Typhoon Haiyan. Photographs, testimonies and video news release: <br /><a href="http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=15789&amp;k=8359fdf9fb%20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=15789&amp;k=8359fdf9fb</strong> </a><br /><br /><strong>Nicaragua and Guatemala</strong> – photographs and testimonies on the spread of coffee rust which has reduced coffee harvests, making it harder for people to make a living and have enough to eat.</p> <p>Nicaragua: <br /><a href="http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=15756&amp;k=fae8f064fa" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=15756&amp;k=fae8f064fa</strong></a></p> <p>Guatemala: <br /><a href="http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=15721&amp;k=acfa89804d" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=15721&amp;k=acfa89804d</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxfam will have a team in Berlin. For interviews, background briefings and further information contact: <br />Berlin, Germany: Steffen Kuessner, +49 30 45 69 710 / +49 177 880 9977 / <a href="mailto:skuessner@oxfam.de" rel="nofollow">skuessner@oxfam.de</a> <br />Oxford, UK:&nbsp; Lucy Brinicombe / +44 (0)1865 472192 / +44 (0)7786 110054 / <a href="mailto:lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk" rel="nofollow">lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/content/how-communities-are-adapting-impact-climate-change-food">How communities are adapting to the impact of climate change on food</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/hot-and-hungry">Hot and Hungry</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/video/2014/we-are-war-climate-change-hunger-yeb-sano-haiyan">We are at war with climate change and hunger: Yeb Saño</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-07/emissions-must-be-cut-if-we-are-to-tackle-hunger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AR5 carbon emissions Climate change fossil fuels hunger Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC poverty Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 36683 at http://www.oxfam.org Public services top up the income of the poorest people by 76% http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-03/public-services-top-income-poorest-people-76-percent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Countries can start tackling inequality today by triggering an “economic stimulus” directly into the pockets of those who need it most – by investing more in public services like health and education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Health and education are powerful weapons in the fight against global inequality</h3> <p><strong>Countries can start tackling inequality today by triggering an “economic stimulus” directly into t</strong></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/pressrelease/pr_main_5.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=51874">pr_main.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-teaser-picture"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/pr_summary_2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=29538">pr_summary.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the simplest things that governments can do to help diffuse this ticking inequality time-bomb is to invest more in public services. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winnie Byanyima </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Executive Director, Oxfam International </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactinformation"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Contact Information</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For press enquiries, please contact: <br />Matt Grainger, Head of Media, Oxfam International, <a href="mailto:matt.grainger@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow"><strong>matt.grainger@oxfaminternational.org</strong></a>, +44 (0)7730 680837</p> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-recommendations"><legend>Recommendations</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommendations-title"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Recommendations block title</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may also like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-recommendations"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">You may also like</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/working-for-the-many-public-services-fight-inequality">Working For The Many</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/working-for-the-few-economic-inequality">Working for the Few</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/policy/cautionary-tale-austerity-inequality-europe">A Cautionary Tale</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-04-03/public-services-top-income-poorest-people-76-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> education essential services global development health inequality public services Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 36521 at http://www.oxfam.org