Press room http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/highlights en 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 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/content/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 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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 Eliminating inequality and the threat of climate change key to new UN development goals http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-17/eliminating-inequality-and-threat-climate-change-key-new-un-develo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Overcoming inequality and slowing global warming are imperative for achieving a world free from poverty and suffering, says an Oxfam report released today.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Overcoming inequality and slowing global warming are imperative for achieving a world free from poverty and suffering, says an Oxfam report released today.</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pull-quotes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These agreements could lead to a more equal world, without the scourge of poverty and climate change, but only if they are resolute. </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"> <ul> <li>The <strong><a href="http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1549" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UN Open Working Group on the SDGs</a></strong> (OWG) will be discussing a ‘Zero Draft’ at their June meeting in New York. The current draft contains 17 goals and numerous targets – the final version is expected to contain no more than 12. The Zero Draft includes standalone goals on economic inequality and climate change</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Oxfam supports the target to eliminate extreme economic inequality proposed by Stiglitz to reduce income inequality in all countries such that the post-tax income of the top 10 per cent is no more than the post-transfer income of the bottom 40 per cent. (J. Stiglitz and M. Doyle (2014) <strong><a href="http://www.ethicsandinternationalaffairs.org/2014/eliminating-extreme-inequality-a-sustainable-development-goal-2015-2030/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">‘Eliminating Extreme Inequality: A Sustainable Development Goal, 2015–2030’</a></strong>, Ethics &amp; International Affairs, 20 March 2014.</li> </ul> </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, please contact Sue Rooks, Oxfam Media Officer, +1 917 224 0834, <a href="mailto:sue.rooks@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">sue.rooks@oxfaminternational.org</a>, or <a href="https://twitter.com/suerooks" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>@suerooks</strong></a>.</p> <p>For updates, follow on Twitter <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/policy/making-it-happen-post-2015-framework">Making It Happen</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/adapting-climate-impact-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/2014-06-17/eliminating-inequality-and-threat-climate-change-key-new-un-develo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate change global development inequality MDGs Millennium Development Goals post 2015 framework poverty SDGs Sustainable Development Goals Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:21 +0000 Sue Rooks 38821 at http://www.oxfam.org Oxfam announces Sipho Mthathi as head of new Oxfam South Africa affiliate http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-13/oxfam-announces-sipho-mthathi-head-new-oxfam-south-africa-affiliate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sipho Mthathi has been appointed the founding Executive Director of Oxfam South Africa. Oxfam South Africa will become the first-ever Oxfam affiliate in Africa.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sipho Mthathi has been appointed the founding Executive Director of Oxfam South Africa.</p><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>Matt Grainger, tel +44 1865 339 128, m: +44 7730 680 837</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/how-oxfam-fights-poverty">How we fight poverty</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/about/issues">Issues we work on</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/content/food-and-climate-justice">Food and Climate Justice</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-13/oxfam-announces-sipho-mthathi-head-new-oxfam-south-africa-affiliate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> africa global development Oxfam poverty South Africa Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:00:15 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 39058 at http://www.oxfam.org Civil Society Organizations warn Governments on climate change: Stand with us, or step aside http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2014-06-10/civil-society-organizations-warn-governments-stand-us-or-step-asid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxfam joined civil society organizations from around the world to demand the member governments of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) take decisive action urgently on climate change.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Organizations from every continent – including trade unions, social movements, environmental groups, gender and youth groups, indigenous groups and NGOs – are demanding action by the more than 198 </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/bonn-un-climate-talks-hoda-baraka-350-620.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=78618">bonn-un-climate-talks-hoda-baraka-350-620.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/bonn-un-climate-talks-hoda-baraka-350-220x220.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=17316">bonn-un-climate-talks-hoda-baraka-350-220x220.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"> We are back, far more strengthened in giving voice to those who are already acting with the urgency needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. </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 list of 77 organizations who have signed the Declaration are:</strong></p> <ul> <li>ActionAid</li> <li>Aksi! for gender, social and environmental justice</li> <li>Aksyon Klima Pilipinas</li> <li>Alianza Hondureña ante el Cambio Climático (AHCC)</li> <li>Alyansa Tigil Mina Philippines</li> <li>ANWA</li> <li>Aniban ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura</li> <li>Bangladesh Krishok Federation (BKF)</li> <li>Beyond Copenhagen (India)</li> <li>BUNDjugend</li> <li>Campaña Mesoamericana por la Justicia Climática</li> <li>CAN France</li> <li>CAN Southeast Asia</li> <li>Carbon Market Watch</li> <li>CARITAS Intl Org</li> <li>CCN Nigeria</li> <li>Center for Environmental Justice / Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka</li> <li>CEO</li> <li>CIEL</li> <li>Clean Energy Nepal</li> <li>Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon</li> <li>Climate Justice Programme</li> <li>Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network (CLEAN)</li> <li>Construyendo puentes – Redes Latinoamericanas frente al Cambio Climático.</li> <li>Earth in Brackets</li> <li>Ecological Society of the Philipines</li> <li>EcoWaste Coalition Philippines</li> <li>Ekoloji Kolektifi</li> <li>ENGAJAMUNDO</li> <li>EquityBD –</li> <li>ESI</li> <li>Federation of young European Greens</li> <li>Foro Buen Ayre</li> <li>Friends of the Earth Europe (network of 31 organisations across Europe)</li> <li>Friends of the Earth Curacao</li> <li>Friends of the Earth US</li> <li>Freedom from Debt Coalition Philippines</li> <li>Fundacion Solon</li> <li>Germanwatch</li> <li>Greenpeace</li> <li>Global 100% RE campaign</li> <li>IBON International</li> <li>Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF)</li> <li>Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)</li> <li>International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)</li> <li>Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change (KCCC)</li> <li>Jubilee South Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JSAPMDD)</li> <li>LDC Watch</li> <li>Migrant Forum Asia (MFA)</li> <li>MOCICC</li> <li>NECU</li> <li>Oxfam</li> <li>PACJA</li> <li>Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum</li> <li>Peru COP20</li> <li>Philippine Movement for Climate Justice</li> <li>Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)</li> <li>Plataforma Boliviana frente al Cambio ClimáticoPractical action</li> <li>Pro Vida</li> <li>Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values in India (PAIRVI)</li> <li>PushEurope</li> <li>Reacción Climática</li> <li>Red SUSWATCH-Latinoamérica</li> <li>Rural Reconstruction Nepal</li> <li>Solidaritas Perempuan</li> <li>South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE)</li> <li>Sudanese Environment Conservation Society</li> <li>Sustainlabour</li> <li>Third World Network</li> <li>UK Youth Climate Coalition</li> <li>Vasudha Foundation</li> <li>Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)</li> <li>What’s Next Forum</li> <li>Woman Health Philippines</li> <li>WWF</li> <li>Young Friends of the Earth Europe</li> <li>350.org</li> <li>11.11.11</li> <li>WeDo</li> </ul> </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 with Tim Gore, Oxfam's climate policy lead, and further information on the stunt or media statement, please contact:<br /><br />Sue Rooks&nbsp; +1 917 224 0834 or <a href="mailto:sue.rooks@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">sue.rooks@oxfaminternational.org</a>, or <a href="https://twitter.com/suerooks" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>@suerooks</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"> 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/adapting-climate-impact-food">How communities are adapting to the impact of climate change on food</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/en/policy/standing-sidelines">Standing on the Sidelines</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/en/video/2014/kellogg-general-mills-feed-people-fight-climate-change">Kellogg &amp; 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length=66696">graphic.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/graphic_summary.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=21071">graphic_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"> G7 leaders in Brussels can add weight to common sense, by developing an energy security plan that places energy saving, clean, affordable and renewable energy first. </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>In Brussels: Angela Corbalan on + 32 (0) 473 56 22 60 or <a href="mailto:angela.corbalan@oxfaminternational.org" rel="nofollow">angela.corbalan@oxfaminternational.org</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"> GROW </div> <div class="field-item even"> European Union Office </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-space-only"> <div class="field-label"><h3 class="title">Space only</h3></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </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/eu-2030-energy-and-climate-change-package">The EU’s 2030 Energy and Climate Change Package</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/adapting-climate-impact-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/2014-06-03/g7-and-europe-face-energy-wake-call-food-and-fuel-crisis-looms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> GROW European Union Office carbon emissions Climate change Energy policy EU food security fossil fuels Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Elena Cornellana 38544 at http://www.oxfam.org