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Reaction to ICJ court ruling on South Africa seeking an emergency halt to Israel’s offensive in Rafah

In reaction to today’s order from the International Court of Justice to South Africa’s case, which demanded Israel immediately halt its offensive in Rafah, Sally Abi-Khalil, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East said: “Oxfam welcomes the ICJ’s order as a critical intervention to stop Israel’s military onslaught on Rafah, which has displaced more than […]

Australian federal budget falls flat in tackling inequality: Oxfam

In response to the 2024 federal budget, Oxfam Australia Interim Director of Programs Rod Goodbun said:   “In a time of unprecedented global crises, conflict, and rising inequality, the Australian Government’s federal budget lacks ambition to truly tackle inequality at home and abroad. “The decision to keep aid and humanitarian funding at historically low levels this […]

Epidemic risk rising as Rafah invasion compounds lethal cocktail of over-crowding, sewage and hunger

Israeli attacks since October caused at least $210m worth of damage to Gaza’s water and sanitation infrastructure The destruction of critical water and sanitation infrastructure by the Israeli forces along with severe over-crowding, malnutrition and heat is pushing Gaza to the brink of a deadly epidemic outbreak, Oxfam warned today. The situation is further compounded […]

Oxfam reaction to Rafah evacuation order

In reaction to Israel’s imminent invasion of Rafah, Sally Abi-Khalil, Oxfam’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director said: “We are horrified by Israel’s order to evacuate around 100,000 people and what appears to be an impending invasion of Rafah, despite a universal plea from world leaders urging it to stop its continued, barbaric, onslaught. […]

Trust Undermined: Discrepancies in Asian Development Bank’s Climate Adaptation Finance Claims in Asia

Oxfam analysed the largest climate adaptation projects of the Asian Development Bank in the region and discovered that the actual adaptation finance could be off by 44 percent—$0.9 billion instead of the reported $1.7 billion. The new report, ‘Unaccountable Adaptation: The Asian Development Bank’s overstated claims on climate adaptation finance’, assessed the bank’s climate finance […]

Nationwide events: Australia joins global day of action to end arms transfers to Israel

As the people of Gaza face relentless bombardment, death, and destruction on an unprecedented scale, Australian organisations including Amnesty International, Oxfam Australia, Save the Children, Plan International Australia, ActionAid, Muslim Aid Australia, APHEDA-UnionAid Abroad, Australian Palestinian Advocacy Network (APAN), the Australian Council for International Development, Australian Council for International Development and Trade Unionists for Palestine […]

Australian dividend payouts to shareholders rise 6 times faster than worker pay since 2020

Australian dividend payments to shareholders from corporate investments grew six times faster than worker pay between 2020 and 2023, new Oxfam analysis reveals on International Workers’ Day (May 1).   Accounting for inflation and through COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and the cost-of-living crisis, dividend payments in Australia rose 37%, while average real wages in Australia […]

Oxfam reaction to the Global Report on Food Crises 2024

Today’s “Global Report on Food Crises” (GRFC), led by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN), says that 281.6 million people across 59 countries are now experiencing acute hunger – 24 million additional people over last year. Reacting to the report, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Officer, Lyn Morgain, said: “The global hunger crisis is fundamentally a […]

Allies for Uluru Statement of Commitment

On 14 October 2023, more than six million Australians said ‘Yes’ to walking together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for a better future. In the wake of the referendum, the Allies for Uluru continue to stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. As a coalition of civil society organisations, corporations […]

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 […]

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