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Oxfam comment on Rohingya Refugee Returns announcement

Commenting on reports today that the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar will begin in mid-November, Oxfam’s head of regional advocacy for the Rohingya crisis, Rachael Reilly said from Yangon, Myanmar: “It is deeply concerning that Rohingya people may be sent back to Myanmar to face the same persecution they fled. “Refugees in […]

One month on after Indonesia tsunami and quake: concerns as monsoon threatens

As the one-month anniversary of the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami approaches (Sunday 28 October), international aid agency Oxfam is warning of a heightened risk of disease and landslides due to the monsoon season. More than 2000 people died as a result of the 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island on 28 September, […]

Oxfam publishes second progress report for Ten-Point Action Plan to improve safeguarding

  Improved policies and procedures to guide expectations of people’s behaviour and how safeguarding is prevented and managed. It will be how people act, behave and treat each other – our culture – that will ensure the people who work with us and for us ensure unacceptable behaviours are called out, that people feel safe to […]

Oxfam calls for urgent action to get Kids Off Nauru

Responding to reports that proposed legislation would allow children and families detained on Nauru to be transferred to New Zealand, Oxfam Australia’s Head of Public Policy and Advocacy Rachel Ball said: “Oxfam Australia welcomes the news 11 children were removed from Nauru earlier this week, and welcomes the attention from politicians on the remaining children […]

Tsunami survivors face long queues for clean water – Oxfam

The emergency system for distributing clean water in Palu is under strain to meet demand as thousands of people spend an eleventh night sleeping outdoors after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, Oxfam warned today. Oxfam water engineer Bagus Setyawan said that with the temperature often reaching 35C during […]

New IPCC report a battle cry for urgent climate action: Oxfam

Commenting on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on limiting warming to 1.5C released today, Oxfam Australia Climate Change Adviser Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “This landmark report from the world’s foremost scientific authority on climate change reveals the extraordinary gap between Australia’s current commitments to tackling climate change and the scale and pace […]

Oxfam Trailwalker: done and dusted

The last superstar walkers from the Oxfam Trailwalker Perth event crossed the finish line at 3.20 this morning at Forrestfield, wrapping up another spectacular Oxfam Trailwalker weekend. More than 600 participants trekked through the gorgeous Perth Hills from Friday to Sunday, raising more than $450,000 for Oxfam’s work tackling poverty in communities around the world. […]

Urgent need for clean water in tsunami-hit Sulawesi

Oxfam water treatment units and purification kits are en route to Palu, Sulawesi, with clean water in short supply after the deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami. Water remains a critical issue, with most supply infrastructure, such as pipes, damaged in the earthquake. Some drinking water is being trucked in to the devastated communities, but it is […]

Oxfam and partners scale up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam and partner organisations are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after the Indonesian Government announced yesterday that more than 2 million people may be affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. At least 1,200 people have been killed and hundreds of houses and buildings have […]

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