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Australia among least generous for aid: Oxfam

In a time of unprecedented global crises and rising inequality, Australia’s international aid contributions remain at historic lows, according to figures released today by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).    The figures show that Australia’s ranking remains low, at 26 out of 31 for official development assistance (ODA) provided by Development Assistance Committee […]

Australian humanitarian agencies condemn aid worker deaths

Several Australian humanitarian agencies have collectively condemned the rising aid worker death toll in Gaza following the deaths of seven international aid workers killed while working for the World Central Kitchen. The agencies include Caritas Australia, Oxfam Australia, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, Save the Children Australia, ActionAid Australia, Plan International Australia and Care Australia, as well […]

Gaza hunger figures “worst on record” – says Oxfam

In reaction to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report published today on Gaza stating that famine is imminent in Northern Gaza and, if Israel persists in its hostilities and restricting humanitarian access, there is a real risk of famine for the rest of the enclave, Sally Abi Khalil, Oxfam’s Middle East and North […]

Oxfam Australia reaction to Australian Government’s reinstatement of funding to UNRWA

Oxfam Australia welcomes the announcement that the Australian Government will reinstate critical funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA).   Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said the reinstatement was long overdue given the escalating crisis in Gaza.   “While we welcome the decision to reinstate funding to UNRWA, it is long overdue. This critical, […]

Gaza: Airdrops and sea routes are no alternative to aid delivery by land

25 NGOs call on governments to prioritise ceasefire and ground-based humanitarian aid as deaths from malnutrition and disease rise. Human rights and humanitarian organisations present on the ground in the Gaza Strip have reiterated since the start of the current escalation that the only way to meet the unprecedented humanitarian needs in the enclave is […]

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