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Key step taken to end human suffering in EU supermarket supply chains

The European Commission has published a proposal on unfair trading practices in the EU food supply chain. Right now, supermarkets’ poor practices lead to insecurity among their suppliers, which directly impacts the most vulnerable people in the value chain. Oxfam and NGOs welcome this move, and call on the European Parliament and the Council to strengthen the Commission’s proposal.

Global aid stagnates at a time of unprecedented needs

The slight decrease in development aid spending in 2017 is bad news for the fight to end poverty and reduce inequalities, said Oxfam today in response to the publication of new aid figures by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Sida resumes humanitarian funding to Oxfam

The Swedish development agency Sida has announced their decision to go ahead with a new three year humanitarian partnership with Oxfam. The 10.2 million partnership arrangement will ensure over 280,000 people in more than five countries will receive critical humanitarian aid. 

EU tackles tax competition inside EU and increases pressure on tax havens

It is very good news that the European Commission seems ready to finally tackle harmful tax competition inside the European Union, Oxfam said in reaction to a report criticising seven EU member states for their aggressive tax policies. The organisation also welcomed the increased pressure on tax havens greylisted by the EU to make their reform commitments public.

Statement on the two-month suspension of Oxfam GB in Haiti

 
The government of Haiti announced today that it will suspend Oxfam Great Britain’s operations in the country for two months while it investigates how Oxfam GB handled the case of some staff having used sex workers during the agency’s humanitarian response in 2011.

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