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Gazans face threat of cholera and other infectious diseases, says Oxfam

Food, water, power all nearing exhaustion; Oxfam partners begin small distribution but scale of need and logistical chaos pose massive challenges to humanitarian response Gaza is facing an unprecedented health crisis that risks an outbreak of deadly infectious diseases, like cholera, because water and sanitation services have completely broken down, says Oxfam. All five of […]

Oxfam reaction to Israel’s order for northern Gaza to evacuate

Responding to the Israeli government’s order for northern Gaza to evacuate, Amitabh Behar, Oxfam International interim Executive Director said: “The world can see that this evacuation order is both utterly inhumane and impossible; the Israeli government must rescind it immediately. We implore the international community to use its utmost influence to intervene – there are […]

Siege on Gaza will be a humanitarian catastrophe – Oxfam

Oxfam is warning that a total siege on Gaza will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. Yesterday’s announcement from the Israeli government, in response to the appalling attacks by Hamas, will stop all food, water, electricity and fuel from reaching an already vulnerable population. The siege adds to the ongoing blockade of Gaza, which has endured […]

Oxfam reaction to today’s military offensives in Israel and the Gaza Strip

In reaction to today’s military offensives in Israel and the Gaza Strip, Mustafa Tmaizi, Oxfam Acting Country Director in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, said: “Oxfam strongly urges all parties to immediately cease all military offensives and maintain restraint to prevent further escalation of violence that will only harm innocent civilians on both sides. […]

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 […]

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