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Oxfam urges World Bank to freeze land investments

Global development group Oxfam on Wednesday called on the World Bank to suspend financing for large-scale land acquisitions to ensure that its practices do not encourage foreign land grabs in developing countries. Oxfam urged Jim

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UAE director highlights Africa’s food crisis

Africa’s Sahel food crisis has been brought to centre stage with a new short video from a top Emirati filmmaker and supporter of Oxfam, the confederation of 15 organisations which combats poverty and injustice. The looming food crisis in A

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Oxfam launches EM small business fund

Aid agency Oxfam has launched a new fund aimed at helping small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, in conjunction with asset management company Symbiotics.      Oxfam said on Monday it wa

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Diff, IWC charity auction raises $1m

The recent charity auction hosted by Dubai International Film Festival and luxury Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen during the 8th edition of the festival generated more than $1 million, philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares and Oxfa

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Charity gala to support Dubai Cares, Oxfam

The Dubai International Film Festival and luxury Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen will host a gala dinner and charity event during the festival next month. The event will be held under the patronage of UN Messenger of Peace Prince

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Global food crisis worsens says Oxfam

UK charity Oxfam, warning that food demand will have jumped by 70 percent by 2050, said soaring food prices and weather and financial shocks had aggravated the hunger crisis and that the global food economy was broken. 'The food system

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New method yields more rice with less water

Rice farmers could boost their yields by 50 percent with a new method that uses less water Oxfam America said as climate change and drought threaten the staple crop. Growing rice -- considered the major calorie source for about half the wo

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IHC partners with Oxfam for humanitarian efforts

Dubai's International Humanitarian City (IHC) has agreed with Oxfam, the movement dedicated to fighting poverty, to cooperate and organise future partnerships in the fields of humanitarian services and climate change. Oxfam also commit

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Humanitarian crisis looms in Yemen - Oxfam

International aid group Oxfam warned on Tuesday that Yemen could soon face a serious humanitarian crisis after fighting escalated in August between government forces and rebels seeking autonomy in the far north. United Nations groups say a

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Millions hungry as warming shifts seasons

In a new report, global aid agency Oxfam says impoverished communities worldwide are being hit hard by the effects of global warming, including increased drought. Without international funding to help them cope and tough targets for cuts i

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