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# oxfam - Today’s News

Richest 1% of world's population 'responsible for more than double the carbon pollution of poorest half'

In Ireland, the richest 10% of the population emits nearly the same emissions as the bottom 50%.

# oxfam - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Hunger linked to Covid-19 could cause 12,000 deaths a day by the end of the year, Oxfam says

Oxfam said millions are in danger of dying from hunger on a planet that produces more than enough food for everyone.

# oxfam - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Call for Covid-19 vaccine to be free so it's 'not auctioned off to the highest bidder'

Oxfam has warned that rich countries and industry could prevent or delay the vaccine from reaching vulnerable people.

# oxfam - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by Covid-19, warns Oxfam

A new Oxfam report calls for an economic rescue plan to prevent a damaging recession.

# oxfam - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Climate experts say people should move towards plant-based diets

Today’s climate report says that a shift in land use is crucial to tackling climate change.

# oxfam - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'Large sum of money' found in man's shirt donated to Oxfam - is it yours?

The organisers of Oxfam’s Fashion Relief event are looking for the owner to come forward.

# oxfam - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.

# oxfam - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Oxfam investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct

They were all reported after the latest scandal.

# oxfam - Monday 19 February, 2018

Oxfam internal probe 'cannot rule out' possibility Haiti officials hired underage sex workers

The charity has released a redacted copy of a 2011 internal report into the scandal.

# oxfam - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been 'disproportionate'

Chief executive Mark Goldring has repeatedly apologised for failings in the way the charity dealt with claims of sexual misconduct.

# oxfam - Friday 16 February, 2018

Oxfam Ireland to take the lead as global charity looks to remove 'stain' of sex scandal

The charity is looking to rebuild its global reputation after the recent scandal.

# oxfam - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Archbishop Desmond Tutu quits as Oxfam ambassador in wake of sex scandal

A statement said he was “deeply disappointed by allegations of immorality”.

Now international aid organisation MSF says it had to sack 19 people for harassment last year

A scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry that began with Oxfam is now spreading.

# oxfam - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Oxfam Ireland emails supporters, promises to 'rebuild trust' after UK staff's Haiti prostitution scandal

Oxfam Ireland confirmed that none of its staff were involved in the scandal.

# oxfam - Monday 12 February, 2018

Deputy chief executive of Oxfam in the UK resigns over prostitution scandal in Haiti

Penny Lawrence said that she was “desperately sorry” for the harm and distress that had been caused.

# oxfam - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Theresa May calls for Oxfam probe over 'shocking' Haiti prostitutes allegations

The Prime Minister has called the UK’s charity regulator to launch a “full and urgent investigation of these very serious allegations”.

# oxfam - Friday 9 February, 2018

Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, report claims

A spokesperson has confirmed that no staff employed by Oxfam Ireland were involved in the case.

# oxfam - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Oxfam calls on UN to resolve Rohingya crisis before situation worsens in 2018

More than 620,000 Rohingya people have poured into Bangladesh since August.

# oxfam - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

'A rigged global tax system': Oxfam says Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards

The new report by Oxfam argues that Ireland fails to meet the criterion on fair taxation.

# oxfam - Thursday 7 September, 2017

Charities warn that donations left outside shops 'could be stolen or deliberately destroyed'

Some charities have experienced an increase in people leaving items outside their shops.

# oxfam - Friday 21 July, 2017

The world's largest ever outbreak of cholera looks like it's about to get even worse

Yemen’s rainy season could accelerate the outbreak, agencies have warned.

# oxfam - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

# oxfam - Monday 16 January, 2017

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Eight men hold as much wealth as half the planet combined

Some of the world’s richest people are meeting in Davos this week.

# oxfam - Monday 12 December, 2016

Ireland named world's 6th worst corporate tax haven

Oxfam said Ireland’s score was based on its lack of effective rules to prevent corporate tax dodging and because it facilitates large-scale corporate tax avoidance.

# oxfam - Monday 18 July, 2016

The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees

Over 65 million people have fled their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence.

# oxfam - Thursday 24 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge A charity shop received so many Fifty Shades of Grey donations, they built a fort Fifty Shades

# oxfam - Monday 18 January, 2016

A few dozen people now own as much wealth as half of the world's population

New research by Oxfam shows women are also disproportionately affected by global inequality.

# oxfam - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

"We were sitting in the car when it started to was sheer pandemonium"

Speaking to, an Oxfam aid worker on the ground described the consequences of yesterday’s earthquake.

# oxfam - Monday 13 April, 2015

"Empty words": Despite promises of help, 100,000 are still homeless in Gaza

A new report by 46 agencies lays bare the current situation.

# oxfam - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE

And it’s all thanks to a urinal.

# oxfam - Monday 19 January, 2015

The top 1% could soon own more than HALF of global wealth

But how can this be reversed?

# oxfam - Thursday 27 November, 2014

The simple guide to getting rid of your old furniture

De-cluttering your house can be more difficult than it seems.

# oxfam - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

# 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.

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