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Social sector organisations launch Allies for Uluru Coalition in support of Voice

National social sector organisations The Fred Hollows Foundation, Oxfam Australia, ACOSS and ANTAR will launch the Allies for Uluru Coalition in Melbourne today to support a ‘YES’ vote in the upcoming referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution and establish a Voice to Parliament. The Allies for Uluru Coalition, representing […]

Oxfam welcomes Australian Government’s additional humanitarian assistance to Turkiye and Syria

Oxfam has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of additional funding of $8 million dollars to Australia’s response to the devastating earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria. The announcement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Penny Wong, and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy, brings the total commitment so far to $18 million. Together with […]

Australian famine package an important step forward

The Australian Government’s decision to pledge $25 million in support to ease growing hunger in the Horn of Africa, Pakistan and Yemen will provide food, water and essential support, the Help Fight Famine campaign coalition said today. The Horn of Africa is at the centre of the global food crisis. In Somalia, 11.8 per cent […]

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 […]

Oxfam recognises Day of Mourning on January 26

Oxfam Australia has called for the federal government to follow the lead of many local and state governments to shift towards commemorating rather than celebrating January 26. With Australia’s First Peoples continuing to deal with the consequences of colonisation, Oxfam’s Acting Chief Executive Anthea Spinks said it was pleasing to see the leadership shown by […]

New Somalia hunger figures – Oxfam reaction

The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) figures for Somalia, shows that Somalia remains on the brink of famine. 5.6 million people are now in crisis or worse levels of food insecurity and this is expected to rise to 6.4 million by March 2023, and 8.3 million by June 2023. By June 2023, the […]

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 […]

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