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Israel using water as weapon of war as Gaza supply plummets by 94%, creating deadly health catastrophe: Oxfam

A new Oxfam report reveals how Israel has been systematically weaponizing water against Palestinians in Gaza, showing disregard for human life and international law. The report, Water War Crimes, finds that Israel’s cutting of external water supply, systematic destruction of water facilities and deliberate aid obstruction have reduced the amount of water available in Gaza […]

Oxfam reaction to Israel’s attack on Al-Mawasi “safe zone”

In response to the latest Israeli attack on the Al-Mawasi so-called “safe zone”, as described by Israel, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Sally Abi Khalil, said:  “Once again, we are witnessing Israel’s absolute disregard for Palestinian lives and for international law.  “This heinous approach to warfare, dropping bombs onto tents sheltering displaced civilians, including […]

Former heads of state and government call on President Biden and fellow G20 leaders to back global deal to tax the ultra-rich

Close to 20 former heads of state and government of G20 and higher-income countries, including former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, former Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gilliard, former Prime Minister of France Dominique de Villepin and former President of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, called on current […]

Oxfam reaction to Zucman report to Brazil’s G20 Presidency on taxing the super-rich

Published today, economist Gabriel Zucman’s report―due to be formally presented at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in July―sets out a proposal for a global standard on taxing the ultra-rich. In response, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Officer Lyn Morgain said: “This is a sensible and serious proposal that is in every government’s […]

Gaza hunger figures reflect “shameful failure” of global leaders: Oxfam

In response to the latest Global Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report published today, which warns that a high risk of famine persists across the Gaza Strip, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Sally Abi Khalil, said: “The figures in this report are a shameful testament to the failure of world leaders to […]

In the ten worst-hit countries, increasing floods and drought forced people to flee 8 million times last year – over twice that of a decade ago

Hunger nearly tripled in five of these countries over the same period Water-related disasters forced people to flee from their homes nearly eight million separate times in 10 of the world’s worst-hit countries last year, with many having to move multiple times – a 120% increase compared to a decade ago, said Oxfam today. On […]

Australian companies rake in $98 billion in ‘crisis profits’ off the back of global suffering: Oxfam report

NAB, Woolworths, BHP and Hancock Prospecting are amongst the companies that have amassed staggering crisis profits The top 500 Australian corporations made $98 billion in additional ‘crisis profits’ off the back of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine between 2021-23, a new Oxfam report reveals, as the organisation calls for a ‘crisis […]

Oxfam response to the UN Security Council’s ceasefire resolution

In response to the UN Security Council’s ceasefire resolution, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Sally Abi Khalil, said: “After eight months of brutal war, it is a long overdue and promising step to see the Council speak with one voice calling for an immediate, full and complete ceasefire, the release of hostages and […]

Media response to Israel’s operation in Nuseirat over the weekend

In response to Israel’s operation in Nuseirat over the weekend, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East Sally Abi Khalil said:    “We welcome the news that four hostages are back with their families after an eight month-long ordeal in captivity, under constant Israeli bombardment. Taking hostages is a serious violation of international humanitarian law and […]

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