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Oxfam statement on face-to-face fundraising

  Oxfam exists to work with, empower and support people to overcome poverty.  At the core of all of our work is the protection, respect and safeguarding of human rights. So, Oxfam has taken allegations regarding fundraising suppliers within the charity sector very seriously. The potential that people might face unfair or harsh conditions whilst […]

Oxfam joins Margot Robbie, John Cho and more to launch project in support of refugees

Today Oxfam launches I Hear You, a project designed to amplify the personal stories of the world’s most vulnerable refugees with some of Hollywood’s leading voices. The video series features Australian actress Margot Robbie, John Cho, Oliver Platt and others reading the real-life stories of refugees from around the world who have been forced from […]

Aussies walk the walk: Registrations open for Oxfam Trailwalker

Registrations are open for all four Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 events, with more than 6,000 Aussies expected to take part in the endurance challenges in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth with an aim to raise over $6 million to help fight poverty and injustice at home and around the world. Teams of four will tackle 100km […]

Guidelines for charities welcomed by Oxfam

Oxfam welcomes the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission’s publication of guidelines for charities regarding their supply chains. Given the issues that have come to light in the fundraising sector recently, proper scrutiny of supply chains is essential in order for workers to be treated ethically and receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s […]

Thousands of people in East Aleppo under attack with little food, water and healthcare

Renewed Syrian and Russian airstrikes in East Aleppo are stretching resources beyond breaking point, with more than a quarter of a million people in Syria facing winter with limited food and clean water. Three aid agencies on the ground in the area – Oxfam, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the Big Heart Foundation […]

Report on Indigenous disadvantage highlights need to close the gap

Responding to findings from the Productivity Commission’s new report today on Indigenous disadvantage, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “With the release today of the Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report, it’s clear Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must take a leadership role in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and recommit to closing the gap. […]

Government announcement on offshore detention must end damaging regime

Responding to the Australian Government’s announcement of a refugee resettlement deal with the United States: Oxfam Australia’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor Dr Nicole Bieske said: “The announcement from the government today to resettle people from Nauru must bring to an end Australia’s damaging offshore processing regime. “Oxfam is concerned that the agreement does not end the […]

‘We just came from the dead’ – number of families fleeing Mosul triples

Iraqi families are suffering appalling injuries and traumas to escape the fighting in Mosul, as the number of people fleeing more than triples in the space of a week. Oxfam and other humanitarian agencies are working to ensure that the support offered in camps and communities keeps pace with the number of new arrivals. One […]

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