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Oxfam and partners mount earthquake response in Turkiye and Syria amidst devastating loss of life and destruction of property

Oxfam and its partner organisations in Turkiye and Syria are assessing the fastest, most appropriate humanitarian efforts to help affected people in the aftermath of Monday’s devastating earthquake – the biggest in Turkiye since 1938. An Oxfam staff member in Turkiye, who is also an experienced mountaineer, has travelled to support an official search-and-rescue mission […]

Oxfam recognises Day of Mourning on January 26

Oxfam Australia has called for the federal government to follow the lead of many local and state governments to shift towards commemorating rather than celebrating January 26. With Australia’s First Peoples continuing to deal with the consequences of colonisation, Oxfam’s Acting Chief Executive Anthea Spinks said it was pleasing to see the leadership shown by […]

New Somalia hunger figures – Oxfam reaction

The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) figures for Somalia, shows that Somalia remains on the brink of famine. 5.6 million people are now in crisis or worse levels of food insecurity and this is expected to rise to 6.4 million by March 2023, and 8.3 million by June 2023. By June 2023, the […]

Global humanitarian needs highest on record – Oxfam Reaction

In reaction to today’s UN 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview report, revealing that 339 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid – the highest caseload in history – Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Director Marta Valdes Garcia said: “One in every 23 people around the world –the equivalent of nearly half of the entire population of […]

Australians encouraged to give socially conscious and sustainable gifts this Christmas, amid rising global inequality and climate crisis

Oxfam has launched its 2022 Unwrapped gift cards, inspiring Australians to give socially conscious gifts this Christmas.   Oxfam Unwrapped cards help transform the lives of people living in poverty by providing food, education, clean water, and other life-saving essentials.  The Straight Talk card, for example, can help empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to […]

Clothing retailing industry must share $1 billion profits with garment workers who help generate them: Oxfam

Oxfam is calling out fashion brands Zara and Jeans West for failing to commit to transparency by sharing factory locations and benchmarking garment workers’ wages, as retailers prepare for Black Friday sales and the pre-Christmas rush. The two brands have been declared the ‘naughtiest’ on the anti-poverty organisation’s annual Naughty or Nice List, which congratulates […]

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