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Gaza humanitarian pause “a band-aid to a bleeding wound”: Oxfam

In response to the announcement of the release of hostages and prisoners, and of the four-day humanitarian pause to escalated hostilities in Gaza, agreed today between Hamas and the Government of Israel, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Director, Marta Valdez Garcia, said: “We celebrate that fact that a number of the Israeli and foreign national hostages will be […]

Richest 1% emit as much planet-heating pollution as two-thirds of humanity

Richest 1% of Australians emit 17 times more than the populations of Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Kiribati combined The richest 1 percent of the world’s population produced as much carbon pollution in 2019 than the five billion people who made up the poorest two-thirds of humanity, reveals a new Oxfam report today. It […]

Oxfam reaction to PIF Leaders’ Forum Communique: Australia and New Zealand need to go further and faster to help address the climate crisis in our region

Oxfam welcomes the acknowledgement by Pacific leaders that the response to the climate crisis must involve a just and equitable transition away from fossil fuels, but highlights that leaders need to set clear timeframes for action using genuine science-based targets to meet the needs for the Asia Pacific region in response to the climate crisis.  […]

Fuel has run out, stalling humanitarian operations in Gaza, warn aid agencies

Aid agencies operating in Gaza issued an urgent warning that fuel reserves critical for aid operations have run out, bringing the limited assistance delivered in Gaza in recent weeks to a complete halt. On Monday 13 November 2023, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs […]

Oxfam response to the escalation of attacks on hospitals in Gaza

In response to the escalation of attacks on hospitals in Gaza, Sally Abi Khalil, Oxfam’s Middle East Regional Director, said: “Attacks on hospitals packed with civilians in need of urgent treatment and seeking shelter are abhorrent and can never be justified. Children receiving care for cancer, people on respirators, patients in intensive care cannot flee […]

Half a million civilians caught in northern Gaza “siege within a siege”

Oxfam is gravely concerned for the lives of around 500,000 Palestinians, alongside any of the more than 200 Israeli and other national hostages, currently trapped in a “siege within a siege” in northern Gaza. Israeli forces have imposed a near-complete stranglehold on Gaza City and the northern region, effectively cutting the enclave in half from […]

Oxfam Australia welcomes ACT legislation to raise the age

Oxfam Australia has welcomed news today that the ACT passed legislation to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14.  We commend the ACT government as Australia’s first jurisdiction set to pass legislation to keep children younger than 14 out of prisons, and call on other jurisdictions to urgently heed expert advice and international […]

Starvation as weapon of war being used against Gaza civilians

Just 2 per cent of usual food delivered to Gaza since siege imposed Starvation is being used as a weapon of war against Gaza civilians, Oxfam said today as it renewed its call for food, water, fuel and other essentials to be allowed to enter. The international agency analysed UN data and found that just […]

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