Latest Media Releases

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 […]

Famine risk increases as Israel makes Gaza aid response virtually impossible – Oxfam

Two-thirds of population now squeezed into less than a fifth of the Gaza Strip Israel’s relentless air and land bombardment and deliberate obstruction of the humanitarian response is making it virtually impossible for aid agencies to reach trapped, starved civilians in Gaza, Oxfam said today, as the latest ceasefire deal negotiations continue. A lethal combination […]

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 […]

Displaying 1-10 of 1914 articles