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Locusts swarm into northern Uganda as Oxfam looks toward a $5m response across region

Locust infestations have just hit two new districts in northern Uganda as they continue to plague Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, and threaten Sudan and South Sudan. There are also reports of the swarms now in Tanzania. “Everyone is in panic and trying to make noise to drive the locusts away,” said Oxfam’s Ethiopia Country Director […]

Oxfam welcomes Steggall’s Climate Change Bill

Commenting on the Climate Change Bill to be introduced by Independent MP Zali Steggall, which includes setting a zero emissions target, restoring an independent commission to advise on climate policies and actions, and a sequence of five-year emissions budgets, Oxfam Climate Change Advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “This Bill represents the minimum action necessary to […]

Don’t betray the nation, it’s time to lead on climate: Oxfam

As Parliament resumes this week after a long, angry summer, the Government must demonstrate it has fully grasped the lessons of this horrific bushfire season and embrace this opportunity to take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said the organisation had been shocked and deeply […]

Australia’s leading aid agencies issue plea for urgent action to address rapidly escalating global climate crisis

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events. World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia, Plan International Australia and […]

US-Iran conflict restricting aid work in Iraq: Oxfam

Oxfam’s humanitarian work in Iraq is restricted due to heightened security concerns, road checkpoints and travel difficulties, following Iranian missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq overnight in retaliation for the US killing of the Iranian General Suleimani. Oxfam Iraq Country Director Andres Gonzalez Rodriguez said: “We have had to suspend work in three […]

Oxfam saddened by national bushfires disaster

Oxfam is horrified and deeply saddened by the catastrophic bushfires that are affecting communities across Australia, Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said today. “This is a devastating national disaster, sadly brought home by countless heart wrenching stories of people facing the loss of loved ones, homes and livelihoods,” Ms Morgain said. “This ongoing and unprecedented bushfire crisis has people in imminent danger, forced from their homes […]

Water, food and shelter priorities in coastal communities devastated by Phanfone: Oxfam

The devastation wrought by Typhoon Phanfone, which made seven landfalls in the Philippines between Christmas Eve and Day, has left an urgent need for humanitarian assistance, Oxfam and its partners say. Oxfam Philippines Country Director Lot Felizco said many of the communities impacted by Typhoon Phanfone, known locally as Ursula, were still recovering from the […]

Australian Government must help bring more families together: Oxfam

Oxfam Australia is calling on the Australian Government to help bring more families together by creating a new family reunion visa stream for refugees, as global leaders gather in Geneva for the inaugural Global Refugee Forum. The human rights organisation is also urging the Government to increase its overall humanitarian intake from a disproportionately low […]

People seeking protection in Greece denied a fair asylum process

Only one in five people seeking asylum in Greece has access to a state-appointed lawyer and on Greek islands only 2 out of 100 appeal cases get access to legal aid, a report by Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) revealed today. The new report, ‘No-rights zone’, has exposed that people who seek […]

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