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Oxfam America

Forty percent of the people on our planet -- more than 2.5 billion -- now live in poverty, struggling to survive on less than $2 a day. Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization working to change that. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. To join our efforts or learn more, go to www.oxfamamerica.org.

    Oxfam America Congratulates Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Image

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    12-08-06

    Oxfam America Congratulates Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

    BOSTON, MA December 8, 2006-- International relief and development organization Oxfam America today congratulated Dr. Mohammed Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank on the eve of his receiving this year's Nobel Peace prize at a gala ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden this com...

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    12-07-06

    Stars Align for Oxfam America

    Boston, MA - December 7, 2006 - Several marquee film and TV stars are voicing their support this holiday season for Oxfam America's ongoing work around the world, and especially for its unique online gift-giving program available at

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    11-29-06

    Starbucks CEO Meets With Ethiopia Over Ownership Of Coffee Names

    November 29,2006- International aid agency Oxfam welcomed Tuesday's meeting between Starbucks CEO Jim Donald and Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, but urged the international coffee giant to stop dragging its feet before the holidays, and instead recognize Ethiopia's owner...

    Seven Million Afghan Children Missing an Education, Warns Oxfam Ahead of NATO Summit Image

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    11-28-06

    Seven Million Afghan Children Missing an Education, Warns Oxfam Ahead of NATO Summit

    November 28, 2006- More than half of all Afghan children still do not go to school, despite a fivefold increase in enrollment since 2001, according to a new report published today by international relief and development agency Oxfam.

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    11-17-06

    Oxfam Says Africa Gets Nothing but Vague Promises from Climate Change Conference

    NAIROBI, 17 November: An overwhelming lack of political ambition turned the UN conference on climate change into a disappointment today, with poor countries coming away with little more than vague promises to help their efforts to avoid the worst effects of climate ch...

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    11-16-06

    Oxfam: Continued Violence in Eastern Chad Could Slash Water Rations for Refugees

    Emergency water supplies in eastern Chad are overstretched and may not be able to meet the needs of thousands of people fleeing fighting in the area, international agency Oxfam International warned today.

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    Oxfam Warns APEC Leaders of Perils of Free Trade Deals with US Image

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    11-15-06

    Oxfam Warns APEC Leaders of Perils of Free Trade Deals with US

    Leaders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries should take the opportunity to push forward a development agenda at their meetings this week in Hanoi, said international agency Oxfam today. They should avoid signing free trade deals with the US or amon...

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    11-14-06

    Crocodiles More Popular Than Cows This Holiday Season

    Boston, MA -- During the first month of sales for Oxfam America Unwrapped, an online alternative gift catalog, consumers were more interested in the idea of giving a crocodile than the cow or a camel. Visitors to the website,

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    11-13-06

    Extension Of Trade Preferences Urgently Needed To Help Developing Countries

    Washington, DC--International aid and relief agency Oxfam urges the US Congress to quickly pass trade legislation introduced by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (D-CA) and endorsed by Ranking Member Charles Rangel (D-NY) The bill would extend exist...

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    11-13-06

    Oxfam Applauds $461 Million Development Aid Package for Mali

    Washington, DC, Nov. 13, 2006 - Oxfam America today applauded the signing of a $461 million development Compact by senior officials from the United States and the Republic of Mali. The compact is designed to reduce poverty in the West African nation.

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