Press room http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/highlights en People in Gaza trapped with nowhere safe to escape http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-23/people-gaza-trapped-nowhere-safe-escape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go. With exit through Israel closed under the long-term blockade, and the border with Egypt shut, most people are prevented from escaping the violence.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Oxfam delivers water to families sheltering from the violence</h3> <p><strong>More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go.</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The terrible toll on civilians is shocking. Hospitals and water supplies are under massive strain and the needs are increasing by the day. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nishant Pandey </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Head of Oxfam in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel </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>For media</strong><span>: Oxfam has staff in Gaza and Jerusalem who can do interviews in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.</span></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 more information or to arrange interviews, please contacts:<br />Alun McDonald, Media and Communications Coordinator, Oxfam in OPTI<br />+972546395002 (Jerusalem) +972592992208 (West Bank and Gaza) or&nbsp;Alun.McDonald@oxfamnovib.nl</p> <p><span>For updates, follow&nbsp;</span><strong><a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/oxfam" target="_blank">@Oxfam</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Read the Oxfam staff blog: <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/14-07-14-gaza-right-now" rel="nofollow">Living through the Gaza airstrikes</a><br /></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/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-11/mounting-humanitarian-needs-gaza-violence-escalates">Mounting humanitarian needs in Gaza as violence escalates</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/emergencies/gaza">Crisis in Gaza</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/2014-07-23/people-gaza-trapped-nowhere-safe-escape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> airstrike ceasefire conflict Gaza responsibility to protect civilians rocket fire violence Israel Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:14:41 +0000 Elena Cornellana 40015 at http://www.oxfam.org The new BRICS Bank should offer a new vision for development, not more of the same http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-15/new-brics-bank-should-offer-new-vision-development-not-more-same <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>World-wide development organization Oxfam says it is imperative that the new Bank´s lending policy goes beyond infrastructure-based economic growth in order to help reduce inequality</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Today leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa –better known as the BRICS- finalized their 6th summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, consolidating the creation of a new developmen</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRICS governments should put the reduction of inequality at the heart of a sustainable development agenda. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simon Ticehurst, Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oxfam in Brazil </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 Oxfam's report&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://oxf.am/mue" rel="nofollow">The BRICS Development Bank: Why the world's newest global bank must adopt a pro-poor agenda</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>For further information and interviews, please contact:<br />Tania Escamilla / <a href="mailto:tescamilla@oxfam.org.uk" rel="nofollow">tescamilla@oxfam.org.uk</a> / +55 61 92334806 or +521 55 41813147/ (English and Spanish)</p> <p>Veronica Barbosa / <a href="mailto:vbarbosa@oxfam.org.uk" rel="nofollow">vbarbosa@oxfam.org.uk</a> / +55 61 92977372/ (Portuguese)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-15/new-brics-bank-should-offer-new-vision-development-not-more-same" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BRICS financing for development inequality infrastructure investment Brazil Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:29:19 +0000 Sue Rooks 39786 at http://www.oxfam.org 75 years is too long to wait for equal pay: Oxfam urges G20 to act on gender gap http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-14/75-years-too-long-wait-equal-pay-oxfam-urges-g20-act-gender-gap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years. That’s according to a report released by Oxfam today, which urges G20 leaders to tackle gender inequality when they meet in Australia later this year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years.</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This gap between women and men reflects a fundamental and entrenched form of inequality afflicting G20 countries. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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>Download the report:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/g20-and-gender-equality" rel="nofollow">The G20 and Gender Equality: How the G20 can advance women's rights in employment, social protection and fiscal policies</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>For interviews or more information, please contact Laurelle Keough, Oxfam Australia Media Officer, on +61 425 701 801&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:laurellek@oxfam.org.au" rel="nofollow">laurellek@oxfam.org.au</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/about/issues/gender">Gender justice</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/transformative-leadership-womens-rights-oxfam-guide">Transformative Leadership for Women’s Rights: An Oxfam Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/tanzania/bahati-muriga-jacob-female-food-hero-2014">Bahati Muriga Jacob: Female Food Hero 2014</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-14/75-years-too-long-wait-equal-pay-oxfam-urges-g20-act-gender-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> barriers employment G20 GDP gender equality inequality poverty social protection women's rights Australia Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:27:10 +0000 Sue Rooks 39617 at http://www.oxfam.org Vatican Seminar on the Global Common Good: Leaders Debate How to Build a More Inclusive Economy http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-12/vatican-seminar-global-common-good-leaders-debate-how-build-more-i <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxfam International’s Executive Director Winnie Byanyima is attending “Global Common Good” seminar convened by the<strong> </strong>Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in Vatican City. She is available for comment and interview.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Oxfam International’s Executive Director Winnie Byanyima is attending “Global Common Good” seminar today convened by the<strong> </strong>Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in Vatican City.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Poverty and extreme economic inequality are historic challenges. All people should have a chance to hope and dream. </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"> 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><span>Celine Charveriat +32 497 42 23 29 <a href="mailto:Celine.Charveriat@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">Celine.Charveriat@oxfaminternational.org</a><br /> <br /> </span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-12/vatican-seminar-global-common-good-leaders-debate-how-build-more-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:01:30 +0000 Caroline Hooper-Box 39769 at http://www.oxfam.org Mounting humanitarian needs in Gaza as violence escalates http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-11/mounting-humanitarian-needs-gaza-violence-escalates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amid rising casualties, Oxfam’s partners on the ground are are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence. Vital water and sanitation infrastructure has also been destroyed or badly damaged by Israeli airstrikes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Oxfam partners in Gaza are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence.</h3> <p><strong>Amid rising casualties, Oxfam country director Nishant Pandey says Oxfam’s part</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our medical staff are working 24-hour shifts because of the need and it&#039;s dangerous to go home. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ahmed Manna </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Director of Oxfam-supported hospital </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><strong>For media</strong>: Oxfam has staff in Gaza and Jerusalem who can do interviews in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.</p> <p>Contact Alun McDonald for enquiries: <a href="mailto:alun.mcdonald@oxfamnovib.nl" rel="nofollow">alun.mcdonald@oxfamnovib.nl</a>, +972546395002, <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/alunmcdonald" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">@alunmcdonald</a></strong></p> <p>For updates, follow <a href="https://twitter.com/oxfam" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>@Oxfam</strong></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/gaza">Crisis in Gaza</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/about/issues/emergency-response">Emergency response</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/2014-07-11/mounting-humanitarian-needs-gaza-violence-escalates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conflict & Emergencies conflict Gaza humanitarian emergency water and sanitation Israel Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:20:00 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 39744 at http://www.oxfam.org On the 3rd Anniversary of South Sudan’s independence Oxfam warns the humanitarian crisis is spiralling out of control as funds dry up http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-09/3rd-anniversary-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-independence-oxfam-warns-humanitaria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the 3rd anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Oxfam has warned that appeals to fund the aid effort are failing as the country’s humanitarian crisis is spiralling out of control with malnutrition and sickness rising and an ever increasing number of people forced to flee their homes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>World’s attention elsewhere while needs not being met in Africa’s worse disaster</h3> <p><strong>On the 3rd anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Oxfam has warned that appeals to fund the ai</strong></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-emergency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/sudan-southsudan-crisis">Crisis in South Sudan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We will be staring into the abyss and fail to avert a famine if funds do not start arriving soon. </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"> Oxfam&#039;s 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>VNR: <strong><a href="http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=16369&amp;k=eac257bf28" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=16369&amp;k=eac257bf28</a></strong></p> <p>Photographs: <strong><a href="http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=16376&amp;k=cc0f4807a5" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=16376&amp;k=cc0f4807a5</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>Vanessa Parra, in South Sudan, +211 0955 107 850&nbsp;</span><strong><a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:vparra@OxfamAmerica.org">vparra@OxfamAmerica.org</a></strong><br /><span>Grace Cahill, in South Sudan, +211 928 926 613&nbsp;</span><strong><a rel="nofollow" href="mailto:GCahill@oxfam.org.uk" target="_blank">GCahill@oxfam.org.uk</a>&nbsp;</strong><span>&nbsp;</span><strong>twitter:&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/grace_cahill" target="_blank">grace_cahill</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/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-09/aid-effort-avert-south-sudan-famine-jeopardy">Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/emergencies/southsudan/courage-ayak-majak">Courage in South Sudan: Ayak and Majak</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/sudan-southsudan-crisis">Crisis in South Sudan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-09/3rd-anniversary-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-independence-oxfam-warns-humanitaria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conflict & Emergencies aid appeal displaced people humanitarian crisis refugees sanitation South Sudan UN war WASH water South Sudan Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:34:48 +0000 Elena Cornellana 39570 at http://www.oxfam.org Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-09/aid-effort-avert-south-sudan-famine-jeopardy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Aid agencies face closure of projects as money fails to arrive</h3> <p><strong>A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89 million just when the South Suda</strong></p><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-emergency"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/sudan-southsudan-crisis">Crisis in South Sudan</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We will be staring into the abyss and fail to avert a famine if funds do not start arriving soon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cecilia Millan </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 Country Director in South Sudan </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>Live TV links with spokespeople in South Sudan<br /><br />Footage available to download &nbsp;<strong><a href="http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=16369&amp;k=eac257bf28" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=16369&amp;k=eac257bf28</a></strong></p> <p>Photographs available to download <strong><a href="http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=16376&amp;k=cc0f4807a5" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=16376&amp;k=cc0f4807a5</a></strong></p> <p><span><br /></span></p> <p><span><br /></span></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 media inquiries, please contact:<br />Vanessa Parra in South Sudan on +211 0955 107 850&nbsp;<strong><a href="mailto:vparra@OxfamAmerica.org" rel="nofollow">vparra@OxfamAmerica.org</a></strong>, or <a href="https://twitter.com/ParraV" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>@ParraV</strong></a><br />Grace Cahill in South Sudan on +211 928 926 613 <strong><a href="mailto:GCahill@oxfam.org.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GCahill@oxfam.org.uk</a>, </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/grace_cahill" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">@grace_cahill</a></p> <h3></h3> <h3>You may also like</h3> <p><strong>More on&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies/southsudan">Oxfam's humanitarian response to the crisis in South Sudan</a></strong><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/emergencies/southsudan"></a></p> <p><strong>Inspiring stories:&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/above-beyond-voices-hope-south-sudan">Above &amp; Beyond: Voices of Hope from South Sudan</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/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-09/3rd-anniversary-south-sudan%E2%80%99s-independence-oxfam-warns-humanitaria">On the 3rd Anniversary of South Sudan’s independence Oxfam warns the humanitarian crisis is spiralling out of control as funds dry up </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/policy/above-beyond-voices-hope-south-sudan">Above &amp; Beyond: Voices of Hope from South Sudan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-07-09/aid-effort-avert-south-sudan-famine-jeopardy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> conflict famine food insecurity humanitarian crisis violence Kenya South Sudan Sudan Uganda Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Elena Cornellana 39602 at http://www.oxfam.org African leaders must get into the game on resolving conflicts in Africa http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-25/african-leaders-must-get-game-resolving-conflicts-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>15 African Heads of State and Government are meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the AU Peace and Security Council. They must act to help the people caught up in the conflicts in Africa, including in South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, and Central African Republic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Addis Ababa, Malabo, and 25th June 2014 - Today, 15 African Heads of State and Government are meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the <a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is important that early warnings are acted upon timely. It is only by doing so that the promise to “silence the guns” in Africa can be realized. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Desire Assogbavi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Head of Oxfam Liaison Office to the African Union </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 more information or to arrange an interviews please contact Idriss Ali Nassah on +251 93 007 9063 <a href="mailto:Idriss.nassah@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">Idriss.nassah@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/sudan-southsudan-crisis">Crisis in South Sudan</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/above-beyond-voices-hope-south-sudan">Above &amp; Beyond: Voices of Hope from South Sudan</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-19/2-million-voices-support-african-agriculture">2 million voices support African agriculture</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-25/african-leaders-must-get-game-resolving-conflicts-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African Union Central African Republic conflict humanitarian crisis Somalia South Sudan Sudan Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:41:34 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 39259 at http://www.oxfam.org 2 million voices support African agriculture http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-19/2-million-voices-support-african-agriculture <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As African Union's Heads of State meet in Malabo to discuss agriculture and food security in Africa, more than two million African citizens have called on their leaders to "Invest in our farmers, our food and our futures," and make progress on the Maputo Declaration.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>(Dakar, Senegal) From June 20 to 27, 2014, the African Union's Heads of State will meet in Malabo to discuss agriculture and food security in Africa.&nbsp;This pre-African Union summit will</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For a successful agriculture industry, substantial investments are required using transparent budgeting processes. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mohamed Lamine Ndiaye </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quotee-org"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pan-Africa Head of Oxfam&#039;s GROW campaign </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's <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/" rel="nofollow"><strong>GROW</strong> </a>campaign helps people to participate in the global management of land, water and the climate so they can grow and buy food sustainably. Women's rights and gender equality are at the heart of the campaign. Partner organizations in the GROW campaign in West Africa are: Billital Marobe, Poscao, IPAR, RACAO, APESS, WILDAF and OXFAM.</p> <p>GROW is in partnership with the <a href="http://www.ruralforum.net/Default.asp?id=en" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>World Rural Forum</strong></a>, as part of the International Year of Family Farming for which a hymn from the campaign is offered to the farmers of the world.</p> <p>GROW and <strong><a href="http://www.one.org" rel="nofollow">ONE</a></strong> initiated the petition “<a href="http://www.one.org/doagric/partners/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Invest in our farmers, our food and our futures</strong></a>” in a joint campaign for a new commitment at Malabo.</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>Awa Faly BA, Oxfam Media Officer in Dakar, <strong><a href="afba@oxfam.org.uk%22%20%5Ch" rel="nofollow">afba@oxfam.org.uk</a></strong>&nbsp;+221 77 639 41 78/ + 221 33&nbsp;859 37 22</p> <p>Fatim Kiné Diop, Oxfam Media Officer in Dakar, <strong><a href="mailto:fkdiop@oxfam.org.uk" rel="nofollow">fkdiop@oxfam.org.uk</a></strong>&nbsp;+221 77&nbsp;679 93 74</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"> GROW </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/video/2014/where-our-10-percent-agriculture-africa">Where is our 10 percent? Agriculture investment in Africa</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/campaigns/africa-invest-our-farmers-our-food-and-our-futures">Africa: Invest in our farmers, our food, and our futures</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/campaigns/food-and-climate-justice">Food and Climate Justice</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-19/2-million-voices-support-african-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GROW Agriculture African Union Agriculture food security GROW Maputo Senegal Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:50:02 +0000 Sue Rooks 39104 at http://www.oxfam.org Oxfam applauds CEO’s of eight of the big 10 food and beverage companies for bold call for climate action http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-18/oxfam-applauds-ceos-eight-big-10-food-beverage-companies-bold-climate-call <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today Oxfam praised the CEO’s of eight of the ten biggest food and beverage companies in the world for joining together with the heads of some 400 major companies to call on world leaders, “to act with determination, leadership and ambition to secure an ambitious and legally binding global climate deal.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Words must be matched by concrete steps in own supply chains</h3> <p>Today Oxfam praised the CEO’s of eight of the ten biggest food and beverage companies in the world for joining together with t</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We applaud these business leaders for their vocal support for a climate deal and can only hope that these words are backed by the full force of industry’s lobbying muscle. </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>Ben Grossman-Cohen, Washington, DC, +1 (202) 777 2907, m: + 1 (202) 629 6018, <a href="mailto:bgrossman-cohen@oxfamamerica.org" rel="nofollow">bgrossman-cohen@oxfamamerica.org</a>, twitter.com/bengroco</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"> GROW </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/campaigns/food-and-climate-justice">Food and Climate Justice</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/5-natural-disasters-beg-climate-action">5 natural disasters that beg for climate action</a> </div> <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> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-18/oxfam-applauds-ceos-eight-big-10-food-beverage-companies-bold-climate-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GROW behind the brands Climate change corporate social responsibility supply chains sustainable development Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:35:27 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 39053 at http://www.oxfam.org