Oxfam

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OXFAM

(ˈɒksfæm) or

Oxfam

n acronym for
Oxford Committee for Famine Relief
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Oxfam

n abbr of Oxford Committee for Famine Relief
britische karitative Vereinigung zur Hungerhilfe
(also Oxfam shop) Gebrauchtwarenladen, dessen Verkaufserlös der Hungerhilfe zugutekommt, → ˜ Eine-Welt-Laden m
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Oxfam America has declared, "The UN Security Council needs to adopt a resolution to save lives now in Yemen because the people of Yemen can't wait.
This comes a day after humanitarian organisations Oxfam America, International Rescue Committee, CARE US, Save the Children USA and the Norwegian Refugee Council USA, that are currently working in Yemen called for the US to take action to save Yemeni lives and cease hostilities in the region.
"If you take that money away or you make it unpredictable, you're actually going to foster the very conditions that are driving people toward migration," Paul O'Brien, the vice president for policy and advocacy at Oxfam America, (https://www.apnews.com/935f7f42e3c34b1e98e211bee16af618) told AP while accusing Trump of "essentially seeking to use migrants as a political chip."
The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative is a strategic partnership between the United Nations World Food Programme and Oxfam America to enable the vulnerable rural households to increase their food and income security in the context of increasing climate risks.
McMaster, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, include Oxfam America, Save the Children and Norwegian Refugee Council USA.
The letter was signed by leaders of American Friends Service Committee, Oxfam America, Mennonite Central Committee U.S., Church World Service, Catholic Relief Services, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Norwegian Refugee Council USA, Save the Children, Women's Refugee Commission, International Rescue Committee, Zakat Foundation of America, U.S.
Agencies to have signed the letter include a variety of NGOs and advocacy groups including Oxfam America and Amnesty International America, as well as religious charity groups Islamic Relief US and the Jesuit Refugee Service USA.
In the run-up to Red Nose Day, Walgreens and Duane Reed locations nationwide sold Red Noses for $1 each and Red Flair items for between $1.00 and $5.99, with the proceeds from Red Nose and Red Flair purchases benefiting the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports charities with domestic and international reach aimed at fighting childhood poverty, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity:water; Children's Health Fund; Covenant House; Feeding America; Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League; Oxfam America; Save the Children; and The Global Fund.
"There's actually cautious optimism," said Raymond Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America. "We've seen a diminishing of fatalities" from an estimated 120 deaths per day to about 20, he added.
Singer reportedly donates 25 percent of his salary to UNICEF and Oxfam America, which works to eradicate poverty, hunger, and injustice.
Further analysis by Oxfam America finds that restoration jobs in Mississippi often pay above median wages; they can provide pathways out of poverty in low-income communities.