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EU leaders: let aid do its job!

Oxfam is joining forces with a group of incredible organizations. Together we’re calling on EU leaders to meet the needs of refugees arriving at our borders without doing so at the expense of the world's poorest.

People gather around an Oxfam provided water tank in Hariso, Ethiopia, which provides 10,000 cubic metres of water a day.

We are working with the Government of Ethiopia to help over 160,000 people in three affected areas by providing access to clean water, sanitation, food and other vital support. You can help.

A family stand outside their temporary home in an informal settlement, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Lebanon is welcoming over 1 million Syrian refugees but is struggling to cope. Many refugees struggle to register in the country and cannot legally work. We are calling for urgent and immediate action to help alleviate their suffering.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

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Civil society verdict on London Conference on Syria: ‘Now turn pledges into action'

Oxfam and more than 30 non-governmental organizations have welcomed the ambition demonstrated at the ‘Supporting Syria And the Region' donor conference in London to increase the scale and scope of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, but said that overall pledges for 2016 fell more than $3 billion short of what was urgently needed.

 

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Time to end the era of tax havens now.

One year ago, the #SwissLeaks scandal made headlines around the globe. Putting a stop to the seemingly endless stream of corporate tax scandals is possible but it will require more fundamental reforms than are on the table at the moment; and a rebalancing of power in global tax negotiations. The creation of a new global tax body that includes all governments on an equal footing would go a long way to redressing this balance and delivering deeper reforms that are so desperately needed for the benefit of all.

Boys collect drinking water from an Oxfam supplied water tank in Zaatari camp in Jordan. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam, Sept 2015

Yesterday’s Syria Conference in London could be a potential turning point with some rich countries pledging far more aid than in previous years. But others still need to step up and give their fair share. Vitally, we need to see these pledges becoming reality.