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#Oxfam

# oxfam - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

28 million people in the Middle East need humanitarian aid

Today is World Humanitarian Day and Oxfam Ireland are calling for help.

# oxfam - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Oxfam in Canada was told that it isn’t allowed prevent poverty anymore

The Canadian revenue authority say that doing so would benefit people who are not already poor.

# oxfam - Monday 14 July, 2014

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

# oxfam - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Knightley: ‘What I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined’

If the aid effort does not increase in South Sudan – 50,000 children could die from malnutrition.

# oxfam - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

# oxfam - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Sales aren’t a problem for charity shops… it’s a lack of donations

Oxfam has recorded an increase in sales this year. However, many are struggling to get stock in the door.

# oxfam - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Column: I’m supporting a boycott of Israeli academic institutions – here’s why

The boycott is aimed at institutions and does not mean Irish academics can’t work with Israeli individuals, writes Harry Browne.

# oxfam - Monday 3 February, 2014

Column: We’ve been given an opportunity to re-think our values as a nation… so what are they?

Where do we stand as a nation on issues like neutrality, aid and inequality? Ireland’s Foreign Policy Review allows us to have our say, writes Hans Zomer.

# oxfam - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Column: Don’t be fooled, values are inescapable – in life and in economics

With the World Economic Forum under way, let’s remember that economists have powerful mathematical tools at their disposal which, like all tools, are means to ends. What those ends are depends on our values, writes Robert Grant.

# oxfam - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m ‘Poor Box’ fund

The ‘Poor Box’ option can be used by judges for a variety of reasons, including cases where a conviction might be inappropriate or adversely affect employment.

# oxfam - Monday 20 January, 2014

World’s wealthiest 85 people own same amount as half the global population

A report by Oxfam finds that Europe’s 10 richest people exceeds the total cost of stimulus measures implemented across the EU between 2008 and 2010.

# oxfam - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Ireland is providing another €12 million in Syrian aid

This brings the total contribution by Ireland since 2011 to over €26 million.

# oxfam - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Austerity ‘resembles sub-Saharan policies’ of 1980s

A report from Oxfam on the impact of austerity in Europe makes for sobering reading.

# oxfam - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Ireland pledges another €1.65 million to help refugee crisis in Syria

Ireland has now given over €10 million to the crisis in Syria.

# oxfam - Friday 24 May, 2013

Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria War

Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria

Transferring more weapons to Syria can only “exacerbate a hellish scenario for civilians” says Oxfam, who say extending the embargo would avoid fuelling an arms race.

# oxfam - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

The world’s wealthy ‘could be hiding €707 billion in Ireland’

Oxfam says we shouldn’t just focus on companies: the world’s wealthy could have billions stashed away here.

# oxfam - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Syrian refugees ‘now make up 10 per cent of population of Lebanon’

Oxfam said the figure is comparable to the entire population of Belfast, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Derry all moving to Dublin.

# oxfam - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies

Irish people are now spending more on chocolate per head of population than any other country in the world, but what do we know about where the chocolate we eat comes from, asks Jim Clarken.

# oxfam - Friday 22 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your wet and windy Friday.

# oxfam - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

World’s biggest food companies ‘failing millions of people’

Research by Oxfam shows ten of the world’s largest companies are ranking low in terms of ethical standards.

# oxfam - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Cold weather makes life more difficult for Syrian refugees Syria This post contains images

Cold weather makes life more difficult for Syrian refugees

Oxfam Ireland is warning that living conditions in refugee camps are worsening as a result of the cold weather.

# oxfam - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise – Oxfam

The effects of climate change and rising food prices are having a disproportionate impact on women – who represent 70 percent of the world’s poor.

# oxfam - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Interview: ‘If you give people half the chance to make the right decision, they will’ Sharon Corr This post contains images

Interview: ‘If you give people half the chance to make the right decision, they will’

Sharon Corr recently travelled to Tanzania to campaign for women’s rights with Oxfam. She tells TheJournal.ie how it made her feel optimistic again after years of cynicism.

# oxfam - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Column: I had no job but volunteering helped me feel more fulfilled

Graduate Paul Lang found himself unemployed after leaving college but said that volunteering was the first step to getting his life back on track.

# oxfam - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Swap bolognaise beef for beans to help the world’s poor, says Oxfam

Oxfam Ireland says using beans as a substitute for meat once a week can help to save energy and restore the food balance.

# oxfam - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’ Read Me This post contains images

Column: ‘Women are digging up anthills for the tiny grains inside’

Children mine for gold in home-made pits, while parents risk their lives for food – Jim Clarken describes the harrowing scenes as a crisis unfolds in west Africa.

# oxfam - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Political and media interests direct international response to disaster: Oxfam

The humanitarian organisation says government responses to crises remains ‘too little, too late’.

# oxfam - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Failure to respond led to thousands of needless deaths in Africa – aid agencies

“Many donors wanted proof of a humanitarian catastrophe before acting to prevent one” – Oxfam, Save the Children.

# oxfam - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

# oxfam - Monday 2 January, 2012

Haiti two years on: finding jobs is now the priority

Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck reports from the island nation still struggling to recover from the devastating impact of the 2010 earthquake.

# oxfam - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Inside Somalia: How violence is trapping the starving

As the Somali government bans foreign aid workers from militant-controlled areas for their safety, the situation deteriorates for the famine-stricken explains Oxfam’s PRO in Somalia.

# oxfam - Saturday 13 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures

# oxfam - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

From The Score Watch: Keano and Henrik roll back the years Old Firm This post contains videos

Watch: Keano and Henrik roll back the years

Manchester United heroes like Roy Keane faced off with Parkhead idols in Glasgow last night. And Anthony from The Royle Family too.

# oxfam - Friday 5 August, 2011

29,000 children ‘killed by Somalia famine’

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.

# oxfam - Friday 15 July, 2011

Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa

Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.

# oxfam - Monday 4 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge It’s a conspiracy: Dan Brown tops list of most unwanted books Browned Off This post contains images

It’s a conspiracy: Dan Brown tops list of most unwanted books

The Da Vinci Code writer is the author most often handed in to charity shops. Here we look at some of the other works nobody seems to want…

# oxfam - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Winging it: KFC crunches McDonalds into second place in fast food race Fave Foods This post contains images

Winging it: KFC crunches McDonalds into second place in fast food race

The chicken chain battered its rival in an international poll of favourite eats – which also showed that pasta was the world’s number one food.