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Oxfam responds to Australia’s new International Development Policy 

The Australian Government’s new International Development Policy enhances the role of development as a key pillar of foreign policy, however its implementation will require a clearer pathway to funding at levels that meet the growing needs, according to Oxfam Australia.  The anti-poverty organisation warmly welcomes the policy’s grounding in the Sustainable Development Goals and the […]

Cox’s Bazar camp fire: Oxfam responding with food and shelter

A fire that swept through Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Sunday has left 12,000 people homeless and in urgent need of shelter, water, sanitation and medical services. Oxfam is mounting a response to provide immediate food and shelter to impacted people. “In a matter of hours, thousands of bamboo and tarpaulin shelters […]

Oxfam reaction to Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

In reaction to the 2023 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan released 8 February 2023, stating that nearly half the population – or 8.3 million people – are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, of which over 700,000 are facing a looming famine, Oxfam Country Director in Somalia, Adil AlMahi, said: “With five failed rain seasons, Somalia […]

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 […]

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