OXFAM

  • Oxfam urges more troops to stop Ebola 'disaster' October 18, 2014

    London: Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", the aid agency Oxfam warned on Saturday, as it issued a call for more troops, funding and medical staff to be sent to west Africa. The appeal was targeted at EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, and came...
  • Scarlett Johansson, Oxfam part ways over politics January 31, 2014

    Scarlett Johansson has parted ways with the international charity Oxfam because of a dispute over her work for SodaStream, a company operating in a West Bank settlement that features the Hollywood star in an ad that will air during the Super Bowl. Johansson became the latest casualty of a widening campaign...
  • 85 richest people as wealthy as world's poorest half: Study January 20, 2014

    London: The richest 85 people in the world control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together, says a study conducted by Oxfam. "It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world's population that's three and a half billion people own...
  • Budget 2012: Raise tax revenues, says OXFAM CEO March 13, 2012

    OXFAM CEO Nisha Agrawal also says that the Government needs to spend on things that reach to poor people. ...
  • Budget 2011: Nisha Agrawal's suggestions February 18, 2011

    Ahead of Budget 2011, Nisha Agrawal, CEO of Oxfam India, suggests ways to tackle inflation. ...
  • NGOs demand higher budget allocation for social sector July 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Increase in the allocation of funds for education and health as well as social security for the unorganised sector these are some of the demands nearly 300 NGOs have made to the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee before he presents the Union Budget on July 6. The charter...
  • Rahul Bose bumps into Scarlett Johansson at Oxfam event September 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Rahul Bose and Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson shared some cordial and warm moments at the Oxfam event in New York. Rahul was glad that Scarlett used her celebrity status for a good cause for the benefit of chilren all over the world. "It is easy to just lend...
  • Big B goes shopping for charity May 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan took time out to volunteer and browse around an Oxfam shop in support of the international aid agency, which is a charity partner to this years International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA). Bachchan, who is the ambassador of the IIFA, helped at the Oxfam shop in...
  • Scarlett ditches Oscars for charity February 28, 2007

    New Delhi: All the Hollywood bigwigs might have been at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony at the Kodak theatre in Los Angeles but not actress Scarlett Johansson. The 22yearold actress was, instead, busy touring India and Sri Lanka as part of Oxfam projects. The Lost in Translation star is currently on...
  • Govt to scan foreign funds to NGOs November 10, 2006

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the Foreign Contribution Management and Control Bill that seeks to restrict NGOs and other organisations from receiving foreign funding. The Government says some of the NGOs are being used to route funds for terror outfits and some are rerouting funds for private...
  • Report says S Asia failing citizens October 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Governments across South Asia have failed to provide basic services to their people, leaving millions without access to clean water, medical assistance and education, a report by an International aid agency charged on Thursday. The report, entitled Serve the Essentials and released by the Britishbased group, Oxfam, called on...
  • Oxfam asks Govt to curb illegal arms September 20, 2006

    New Delhi: A flourishing illegal trade in firearms is fuelling a myriad of conflicts in India and the South Asian region, and the Indian Government Delhi needs to take a leading role in stamping it out, Oxfam said on Wednesday. The British aid agency, along with Amnesty International and the...