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Deadly South Asia floods continue to torment millions – Oxfam responds

Deadly floods and landslides in South Asia have already killed 300 people and forced over 12 million more from their homes, as the disaster continues to escalate. During the past few days, India, Nepal and Bangladesh have experienced some of the largest floods in years, threatening millions more people. Oxfam staff in the three countries say […]

Oxfam launches emergency response in flood-hit Indian states of Assam and Bihar

Heavy rainfall and flooding has affected more than 7 million people in two Indian states of Assam and Bihar. Oxfam is responding and providing clean drinking water, emergency shelter and hygiene kits to affected people in several districts of Assam and Bihar. The flooding has caused massive destruction in 30 districts of Assam and 12 […]

Oxfam welcomes Constitutional recognition referendum

Responding to Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt’s address at the National Press Club today, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam Australia warmly welcomes the Minister’s leadership in committing to developing a consensus position for a referendum on Constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples within this term of government and we look forward […]

NSW Government must not step back from Modern Slavery Act

A year after the NSW Government passed laws positioning itself as a global leader in the fight to end modern slavery, the legislation is languishing after being sent to an additional review. On the one-year anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act being passed by the NSW Parliament, nine prominent Australian civil society groups have united […]

Australia’s next Government must listen to Pacific leaders and act on climate crisis

Pacific leaders have just sent a loud and very clear message to whoever forms Government after this weekend’s Federal election – the climate crisis is “an unprecedented global catastrophe” and all countries must “take decisive and transformative action”. Oxfam Australia Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said a statement released by Pacific leaders today urged […]

Second cyclone pummels Mozambique, thousands more lives in danger

Oxfam, and international and local partners, are planning to help people in Mozambique hit by a second devastating cyclone in less than six weeks. Oxfam is part of the COSACA consortium, with Save the Children and Care, now assessing people’s needs and preparing to distribute mosquito nets, food and hygiene kits. Cyclone Kenneth brought torrential […]

Major spike in cholera likely as agencies struggle to reach infected people in Yemen

Fears are growing that the world’s worst cholera outbreak could be set for a massive resurgence as aid agencies in Yemen are struggling to reach almost 40,000 people suspected to have the disease, Oxfam warned today. Fighting and restraints on access – including checkpoints and permit requirements imposed by the warring parties – are making […]

Australian aid stagnates in OECD rankings

Responding to reports that Australia is stuck at the same level in global aid rankings just released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The disappointing news that Australia has stagnated in global aid rankings comes only a week after the Australian Government cut the […]

Adani approval reckless: Oxfam

Responding to Federal Government approval for groundwater management plans that bring the controversial Adani coal mine a step closer, Oxfam Australia Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “The Federal Government approval – a major hurdle that brings the disastrous Adani coal mine a step closer to reality – is a reckless and shameful decision […]

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