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Bringing you news from around the world. The following are RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) which are provided by the Fairtrade FoundationOxfam, and the World Development Movement Clicking a news headline will take you to the full story on the website of the news provider (all open in a new browser window). The news items are updated throughout the day, every day.


Fairtrade Blog


A Trip Down Ethical Memory Lane

- Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:27:16 +0100

We all remember with horror the great-aunts who exclaimed: ?My how you have grown?. Fast forward......

Calling for stronger ethical standards in supply chains

- Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:05:00 +0100

This past month, the public have been shocked by allegations in the Guardian of migrant workers......

Liverpool's children have their say about Fairtrade

- Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:48:00 +0100

With the government currently calling for greater transparency and accountability within supply......

Fairtrade wine wins at Wimbledon

- Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:27:00 +0100

Wimbledon is the most British of events, while attracting top talent from all over the world. And......

Going the extra mile for Fairtrade

- Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:30:00 +0100

Lewis Sydenham has raised 805 for the Fairtrade Foundation by running this year?s London......

Oxfam International RSS main feed


Medical staff in Gaza struggle to cope with rising casualties

- Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:22:44 +0000

With the crisis in Gaza mounting, hospitals are struggling to cope with the growing influx of casualties. Th...

Oxfam statement on the need for a ceasefire in Gaza: The killing must stop

- Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:14:44 +0000

?The upsurge in violence in Gaza is horrific and untenable. The killing must stop. In particular, the high level of civilian casualties is simply outrageous. Oxfam staff are on the ground witnessing the destruction and agony.

We reiterate our position that a ceasefire by all parties is critical. Violence is not the way to bring a lasting solution to the crisis that guarantees peace and security for both Palestinians and Israelis. Therefore, we urge all Palestinian factions and the Isra...

Risk of Relapse

- Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000

Somalia crisis alert

22 civil ...

People in Gaza trapped with nowhere safe to escape

- Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:14:41 +0000

More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go. With exit through Israel closed under the long-term blockade, and the border with Egypt shut, most people are prevented from escaping the violence. 

Oxfam delivers water to families sheltering from the violence

Malaysia Airlines crash: colleagues in HIV/AIDS fight remembered

- Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:35:52 +0000

Oxfam colleagues around the world were shocked and horrified by the tragic loss of life in Malaysia airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine. Farah Karimi, Executive Director of Oxfam Novib in the Netherlands, speaks for all of us with this message sent in the hours after the disaster which took the lives of 193 Dutch people, including some close colleagues :

"With shock and disbelief we have in recent days been following the news on the air disaster over ...



Campaigners accuse David Cameron of hypocrisy on ?Buy British food?

- Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:56:49 +0000

Campaigners claimed today that David Cameron was trying to ?face two ways at once? with his promise that the government would buy more British food on the one hand, and his support of an EU-US free trade deal on the other.

Scottish asparagus. The TTIP deal would obstruct the government from buying British food.

The W...

Opposition to EU-US trade deal gathers momentum as negotiations falter

- Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:31:36 +0000

Opposition to the EU-US trade deal gathered momentum this week, as negotiators meeting in Brussels appeared to make little progress in their negotiations.

Protests against the EU-US trade deal were held across the UK on 12 July.

Campaign groups and trade unions announced plans for Europe-wide protests on 11 October against the deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnersh...

Protests against EU-US trade deal planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow on Saturday

- Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:24:31 +0000

Protests are planned in Edinburgh and Glasgow on Saturday 12 July against the trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU and the US.

David Cameron is pushing hard for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which critics have described as a ?corporate power-grab? that will threaten Scotland?s democracy. Negotiators will meet in Brussels starting on Tuesday 15 July...

Protests against EU-US trade deal planned across UK on Saturday

- Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000

Protests are planned in more than 15 towns and cities across the UK on Saturday 12 July against the trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU and the US. 

David Cameron is pushing hard for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which critics have described as a ?corporate power-grab?. Negotiators will meet in Brussels on Tuesday 15 July in a...

RBS AGM: Protestors to target top coal bank

- Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:19:27 +0000

Protestors will target RBS at its AGM in Edinburgh on Wednesday, demanding that the bank pull its money out of coal. 

An 'oily banker' highlights RBS's investments in dirty fossil fuels.

Protestors dressed as bankers will hand out lumps of coal disguised as luxury chocolates ? fossil rochers ? while others will hold placards reading ?RBS out of coal?.

RBS invests more in coal mi...