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Cox’s Bazar camp fire: Oxfam responding with food and shelter

A fire that swept through Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Sunday has left 12,000 people homeless and in urgent need of shelter, water, sanitation and medical services. Oxfam is mounting a response to provide immediate food and shelter to impacted people. “In a matter of hours, thousands of bamboo and tarpaulin shelters […]

Oxfam welcomes Australia’s commitment to join Vanuatu’s bid for an International Court of Justice (ICJ) climate change advisory opinion

Oxfam welcomes today’s announcement that the Australian government has committed to co-sponsor Vanuatu’s bid for an International Court of Justice (ICJ) climate change advisory opinion, joining 105 other nations who have committed to co-sponsoring the resolution. This commitment is a step-up for the Australian government, who had previously expressed support for Vanuatu’s initiative. It demonstrates […]

Social sector organisations launch Allies for Uluru Coalition in support of Voice

National social sector organisations The Fred Hollows Foundation, Oxfam Australia, ACOSS and ANTAR will launch the Allies for Uluru Coalition in Melbourne today to support a ‘YES’ vote in the upcoming referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution and establish a Voice to Parliament. The Allies for Uluru Coalition, representing […]

Oxfam welcomes Australian Government’s additional humanitarian assistance to Turkiye and Syria

Oxfam has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of additional funding of $8 million dollars to Australia’s response to the devastating earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria. The announcement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Penny Wong, and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy, brings the total commitment so far to $18 million. Together with […]

Australian famine package an important step forward

The Australian Government’s decision to pledge $25 million in support to ease growing hunger in the Horn of Africa, Pakistan and Yemen will provide food, water and essential support, the Help Fight Famine campaign coalition said today. The Horn of Africa is at the centre of the global food crisis. In Somalia, 11.8 per cent […]

Oxfam reaction to Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

In reaction to the 2023 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan released 8 February 2023, stating that nearly half the population – or 8.3 million people – are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, of which over 700,000 are facing a looming famine, Oxfam Country Director in Somalia, Adil AlMahi, said: “With five failed rain seasons, Somalia […]

Oxfam and partners mount earthquake response in Turkiye and Syria amidst devastating loss of life and destruction of property

Oxfam and its partner organisations in Turkiye and Syria are assessing the fastest, most appropriate humanitarian efforts to help affected people in the aftermath of Monday’s devastating earthquake – the biggest in Turkiye since 1938. An Oxfam staff member in Turkiye, who is also an experienced mountaineer, has travelled to support an official search-and-rescue mission […]

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