The personal stories of the mothers, fathers and children behind the incomprehensible number of deaths and displacement from the Syria crisis will bring the true impact of the conflict home for Australians today, with the launch of a hard-hitting online photography exhibition.
With at least 250,000 people killed in Syria in the past 5 years of conflict and more than 11.4 million forced to flee their homes, the Turnbull Government must step up diplomatic pressure to help end the nightmare war.
Oxfam water filtering equipment that will be vital in preventing the spread of waterborne disease in the weeks following Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston has arrived on the ground in Fiji, as Oxfam steps up its response.
Access to clean water and sanitation will be one of the greatest needs in Fiji’s Tropical Cyclone Winston response, and must be prioritised, Oxfam said today.
The Fijian Government is still trying to contact areas that haven’t been heard from since being struck by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston on the weekend.
Almost half of Australians would consider changing banks if they became aware that the bank was behaving unethically, according to a new Oxfam Australia survey.
The national survey, which examined attitudes of 1000 Australians towards Australian banks and ethical investment, revealed 75 per cent of respondents don’t think that banks should provide loans to companies behaving in an unethical way.
The findings come as an Oxfam Australia report released today reveals the savings of ordinary Australians continue to be used by the nation’s four largest banks to back companies connected to land grabs that are forcing people off their land with little or no compensation.
Oxfam is urging the Prime Minister to resist the pressure to overhaul the approach to closing the gap on Indigenous health.
Australia and other rich countries must increase flat-lining aid support to the millions of Syrians affected by conflict when they meet in London this week, Oxfam said.
Tropical Cyclone Ula could bring further heartache to people hit by Cyclone Pam last year as it passes close to Vanuatu’s southern islands this afternoon.
Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking hold in Australia’s backyard and around the world due to a super-charged El Niño, Oxfam said today.