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.
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As the United Nations launches its biggest ever humanitarian appeal, international aid agency Oxfam Australia is urging the Federal Government to increase its support for people affected by the Syrian civil war.
Nahed is 30 years old, the same age as me. She’s married with two daughters, whereas I’m single. I go home to my parents’ house on the Gold Coast when I’m not working overseas. She’s also living with her parents again. But that’s only because they fled the civil war in Syria together and came to Lebanon.
Urgent Security Council action on Syria is desperately needed as suffering in the war-torn country increases by the day, international aid agency Oxfam warned today.
International aid agency Oxfam says today’s landmark vote at the United Nations for the first ever global treaty to control the international arms trade is a significant step in helping to protect people and communities from armed violence.
Australia has joined 11 other countries in calling on the UN General Assembly to adopt an Arms Trade Treaty as soon as possible, after Syria, Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea today blocked efforts to secure a deal at a global conference in New York.
As crucial talks on the world’s first Arms Trade Treaty reach their final days, Oxfam Australia is calling on the Australian Government to push for a strong and effective arms treaty that will save lives.
For the Arms Trade Treaty to be bulletproof, the current loopholes must be closed. Australia should not settle for a compromise deal in the interests of reaching a broad global consensus.
The Australian Government has an unprecedented opportunity at the United Nations next week to lead efforts to secure a tough, legally binding agreement to control the $60 billion a year arms trade.
With the recent escalation of the conflict in Mali, including the intervention of French and Malian armed forces, the dire situation for tens of thousands of Malian refugees is set to worsen, according to a new report published today by international aid agency Oxfam.