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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 […]

Campaign lights a path for Australia to help prevent famine

Australian scientific expertise and diplomacy should be at the centre of a new push to climate and conflict-proof the global food system at the G20 summit. A discussion paper released today marks the start of the summit and highlights a path to ending devastating widespread hunger. It is being released by Help Fight Famine – a coalition […]

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 […]

Israel’s blockade of Gaza hits 15 years with no diplomatic resolution in sight

The United Nations and all other humanitarian actors have spent 15 years delivering humanitarian support to 2.1 million Palestinians blockaded inside Gaza, and yet, there is still no sustained collective political action or will to resolve it. In those 15 years, the international community has spent an estimated $ 5.7 billion in Gaza just to […]

Star-studded concert to launch Emergency Action Alliance Ukraine Appeal

The Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) is today launching its first emergency appeal in conjunction with media partner ABC. A two-hour Concert for Ukraine will bring together leading names from the music world, including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabelo and Manic Street Preachers, to raise money for victims of the humanitarian disaster. Screening on ABC TV Plus […]

Budget lacks ambition at time of massive need

Commenting on the budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “At a time of rapidly escalating need and growing inequality across the globe, this federal budget fails to demonstrate the leadership that is required from a nation like Australia. “While Oxfam welcomes the marginal increase in aid funding through […]

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