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Doubts over accuracy and scale of World Bank climate finance may undermine trust ahead of crucial summit talks

Details of the World Bank’s climate finance flows to developing countries are being poorly disclosed and may be hiding discrepancies and allowing for dubious claims, according to a new report by Oxfam, In a new report “Unaccountable Accounting”, Oxfam audited the World Bank’s reported $17.2 billion climate finance FY2020 portfolio to discover it could be […]

Statement on Australia’s decision to commit $15 million in emergency assistance to the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen

In response to the announcement that the Australian government is contributing $15 million towards the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, Anthea Spinks, Oxfam Australia’s Program Director said: “We welcome the announcement of $15 million to address the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen as an important […]

Australia funding just one-tenth of its global fair share on climate: report

Australia’s investment in climate solutions for the region is falling short at a time when the new Government is seeking to rebuild its reputation with our Pacific neighbours, according to a new report. In Falling Short: Australia’s role in funding fairer climate action in a warming world, an alliance led by Oxfam Australia and ActionAid […]

Oxfam reaction to IPC food security report for Somalia

In response to the latest analysis from the Integrated Food Security Classification System (IPC) on the situation in Somalia, Parvin Ngala, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Horn, East, and Central Africa said: “The situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating and the warning that famine is expected as early as October highlights the increasingly narrow window […]

Statement: The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Lyn Morgain, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive, said:  “The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is truly the end of an era. She has been a constant during decades in which the world has changed beyond all recognition. This is a time to reflect on her steadfast devotion to duty through the years and the immense transformations […]

Walkers unite to fight poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney

More than 1,800 people are set to embark on an epic endurance challenge while raising much-needed funds to tackle poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney this weekend. In its 22nd year in Australia, the event will see 437 teams take on either a 50km or 100km course over 48 hours, as they raise awareness of, and […]

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