Aid agency working closely with local partners and community leaders in unprecedented operation International aid agency Oxfam is working to help 100,000 people in desperate need of water, basic sanitation and shelter in the areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke, said families were desperate for basic essentials like […]
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Much needed aid is beginning to reach survivors of Typhoon Haiyan desperate for food, water and medicine, after a marked improvement in access to roads, seaports and air strips, Oxfam said today. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke, currently in the Philippines said aid was now getting through to those in need of basic supplies. […]
The inaugural Oxfam Trailwalker Perth event will begin this morning, with thousands of gutsy walkers set to tackle a gruelling 100km Western Australian trail over 48 hours. Today, 390 teams of four will walk or run 100km in Western Australian bush from Kalamunda to Chidlow in the Perth Hills, raising money for Oxfam Australia. Oxfam […]
More than $6 million has been donated by Australians to international aid agency Oxfam on the last day of the financial year over the past decade, figures reveal. As the end of the financial year approaches, Oxfam Australia is urging people to consider a charitable donation that could boost their tax return while supporting life-saving […]
Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane team “RedManRunners” finished the 100km trail in 14 hours tonight, a record time for a mixed team of two women and men to finish the Brisbane event. All-male team “Shane’s Holiday Xperience” crossed the finish line first, minus team member Shane Lawley who was forced to pull out early. “RedManRunners” were the […]
Oxfam Australia’s 3rd Trailwalker Brisbane event will get underway this morning, with the first gutsy walkers set to tackle the 100km trail. Today, 285 teams of four will attempt to walk or run 100km of Queensland bush from Mt Glorious to Mt Coot-tha, through the stunning D’Aguilar National Park. And a survey of Queenslanders, commissioned […]
More than half of Australians are so concerned about water prices, they would consider having no water access at certain times of day to keep their bills down, a new Oxfam Australia study has found. But despite worrying about their rising household bills, more than a third of Australians admitted they still wasted water and […]
SCHOOL children across Australia are being urged by international aid agency Oxfam Australia to put away their school uniforms for a day and instead wear blue to fundraise for its June Appeal. This year’s appeal focuses on Oxfam’s life-saving water programs that help Cambodian communities have access to safe clean water. Oxfam Australia Associate Director […]
Launceston’s Mayor is calling on Tasmanians to Go Fair in 2013 by making the switch to fair trade products as part of Fair Trade Fortnight.
To help Tasmanians understand more about how buying fair trade benefits producers in developing countries, the mayor will be speaking at a World Fair Trade Day special event on Saturday 11 May at 12.00pm in the Launceston Mall.
International development agency Oxfam Australia has urged the Coalition to drop its reported proposal to cut $373m in overseas aid to Africa.