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15 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in North-East Syria

Civilians in north-east Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area, leading aid agencies are warning. Reports from humanitarian responders on the ground say civilians are already on the move and that some vital services have been interrupted, including medical facilities […]

Straight Talking in Townsville

Inspiring and determined Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across Queensland will gather in Townsville today for the region’s first Straight Talk summit, where they will build on their skills to become powerful advocates for making a difference in their communities. Bringing together women from areas including Townsville, Brisbane, Cairns, Mount Isa and remote […]

Accepting more refugees good for Australian economy and society – report

Lifting Australia’s humanitarian intake will increase the Australian economy by $37.7 billion in today’s dollars over the next 50 years, according to an Oxfam report that backs the push to make it easier for refugees and humanitarian migrants in Australia to reunite with their families. Oxfam’s report, Stronger Together: The impact of family separation on […]

New Oxfam safeguarding director says organisation primed to capitalise on official recommendations to make deeper improvements

Oxfam is well placed to expand upon the improvements it is making to its safeguarding systems and working culture, says new International Associate Director of Safeguarding, Victoria McDonough.  Oxfam publishes the fifth quarterly report of its Feb 2018 Ten-Point Plan in response to the Haiti sexual misconduct scandal. “Oxfam has made solid improvements over the […]

Australia’s Pacific side-step

Australia has critically undermined its Pacific step-up by working squarely against the number one priority of Pacific Island countries this week, Oxfam Australia said today. Speaking from the Pacific Island Forum leaders’ meeting in Tuvalu, Oxfam Australia Climate Change Policy Adviser Simon Bradshaw said by failing to heed the warnings of our Pacific Island neighbours, […]

Money from aid budget no trade for risking the survival of Pacific nations: Oxfam

Responding to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement today of a $500m climate change and oceans funding package for the Pacific, Oxfam Australia Climate Change Advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw, in Tuvalu for the Pacific Islands Forum, said: “Pacific leaders have been emphatic in their requests of Australia: Please move beyond coal, shift to zero climate pollution […]

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