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Pharmaceutical companies and rich nations delivering just one in seven of doses promised to developing countries

Australia has only delivered 6% of the 60 million vaccines pledged through the COVAX initiative.  Developing countries have been hit with an endless tide of inadequate gestures and broken promises from rich countries and pharmaceutical companies, who are failing to deliver billions of doses they promised while blocking the real solutions to vaccine inequality, according […]

Australia must take lead and urgently ramp up climate funding for at-risk countries: new report

Australia should immediately double its climate finance to $3 billion over five years to help ensure at-risk countries can adapt to climate change impacts, leading groups have urged ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. In a new report, Fairer Futures, an alliance of groups led by Oxfam Australia and ActionAid […]

Third COVID wave engulfs Yemen with 99% of people unvaccinated

Yemenis are battling a third wave of COVID, which threatens 99% of the population who are unvaccinated, Oxfam said today. Recorded cases of COVID have tripled and the death rate has risen by more than fivefold (420%) in the last month.  Excluded from these figures are countless undiagnosed deaths of people in their homes due […]

Poorer nations expected to face up to USD$75 billion six-year shortfall in climate finance: Oxfam

Wealthy nations are expected to fall up to USD$75 billion short of fulfilling their long-standing pledge to mobilize $100 billion each year from 2020 to 2025 to help the most vulnerable countries adapt to the dangerous effects of climate change and reduce their emissions, according to estimates by Oxfam today. This analysis comes ahead of […]

Moderna, BioNTech and Pfizer cashing in thanks to taxpayer investments, monopolies, and low taxes while leaving millions unprotected

Moderna, BioNTech, and Pfizer are reaping astronomical and unconscionable profits due to their monopolies of mRNA COVID vaccines — upwards of 69% profit margins in the case of Moderna and BioNTech — while Moderna and Pfizer are also paying little in taxes, campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. Thanks to their patent monopolies […]

Oxfam Australia welcomes new Board members

Oxfam Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of nine members to its Board of Directors. Oxfam Australia Board Chair Dr Judith Slocombe thanked all applicants in a highly competitive expression of interest process across Australia that attracted about 140 candidates and had been guided by Oxfam Australia’s commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity. “The […]

Oxfam Australia calls for increased and ongoing Government support for the people of Afghanistan as evacuation deadline looms

Oxfam Australia is calling on the Federal Government to urgently do everything in its power to ensure all those at risk are able to leave Afghanistan safely, as reports emerge that evacuation missions will soon begin to wind down ahead of the US military’s departure, one week from today. The aid organisation’s Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said that, as a […]

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne event postponed

The annual Melbourne Trailwalker event has been postponed due to the continuing clean-up following a devastating storm that swept through the Dandenong Ranges in June, and ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said while those two factors meant it would not be possible to hold the event as […]

Oxfam reaction to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report

Responding to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Amid a world in parts burning, in parts drowning and in parts starving, the IPCC today tables the most compelling wake-up call yet for global industry to switch from […]

Oxfam among Australian charities uniting to launch historic disaster relief alliance

Sixteen Australian charities, including Oxfam, joined forces today to launch the newly-formed Emergency Action Alliance at an online event that featured prominent government leaders, media executives and charity leaders. In an historic move the humanitarian agencies will be uniting in their campaign and fundraising efforts to improve how Australians can support and donate when large […]

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