International aid agency Oxfam will provide water, sanitation and shelter to 60,000 people affected by Cyclone Phailin. The storm, one of the country’s biggest natural disasters in years, left India on Sunday, leaving almost nine million people affected.
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If you’ve ever lived away from home, you’ve probably experienced those pangs of homesickness that can spring from nowhere. One minute, you’re going about your business and the next, something small will spark a memory of home, family or friends.
A landmark, Australian-led resolution to tackle the devastating impacts of small arms and light weapons is expected to be adopted by the United Nations Security Council tomorrow, signalling a major step forward in international cooperation on arms control, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said.
Now down to its final week as president of the United Nations Security Council, Australia has a real chance to make its mark on the powerful body.
Australian aid to Afghanistan should be better targeted to increasing the number of women in the Afghan police force, with a new Oxfam report showing women make up just one per cent of Afghan police.
The Syria crisis has reached another tragic milestone, with the United Nations refugee agency today announcing the number of Syrian refugees has passed two million.
Pushing for a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict must be the top priority for Australia as it takes on its month-long presidency of the United Nations Security Council from today, Oxfam Australia said.
International aid agency Oxfam welcomes Australia’s announcement of an additional $21.5 million in humanitarian assistance for people affected by the conflict in Syria.
I recently met Reema*, a 19-year-old Syrian girl, in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Back in Syria, Reema had her whole life before her. She’d just finished high school, and was about to go to university to study. She was eager to work and set up her future.
Australians’ urgent help is desperately needed by the Syrian people to help prevent lives being lost as the humanitarian crisis escalates with 7000 people fleeing the country every day, according to Oxfam Australia.