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Oxfam to help over 200,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh

Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and tarpaulins for emergency shelter to Rohingya people who have fled to Bangladesh. Nearly 370,000 people crossed into Bangladesh in the past four weeks, doubling the number of people seeking refuge in the south east of the country. The existing camps in Bangladesh are ill-equipped to handle the huge […]

Ferocious Hurricane Irma tears through Caribbean, Oxfam responding

As the scale of devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean becomes apparent today, Oxfam staff in Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic are preparing to do assessments and respond to people’s needs. Oxfam’s Tania Escamilla, in Cap Haitien – Haiti’s second biggest city, population 280,000 – with Oxfam’s team, said the organisation worked […]

Oxfam Australia supports marriage equality

Every so often, an opportunity arises to stand on the right side of history.  And so it is that I am pleased to affirm Oxfam’s support of Marriage Equality and to encourage Australians to vote YES in the planned postal survey on this issue. For Oxfam, this is fundamentally a question of equality.  When one […]

41 million people affected by South Asia floods: Oxfam responds

The UN is reporting that at least 900 people have been killed by ongoing monsoonal flooding and landslides in India, Bangladesh and Nepal and its estimated 41 million people have been affected across a huge area. While some level of flooding occurs annually in the monsoon season, Oxfam staff in Bangladesh reported that two-thirds of […]

Sydney trek raises millions for Oxfam

Sydney’s stunning bushlands set the scene for a record-breaking trek this weekend, raising millions to help Oxfam tackle global poverty. The last weary but smiling Oxfam Trailwalker participants crossed the finish line just before 10am this morning at Tania Park, capping off the event’s most successful ever year in Sydney. The first team to finish, […]

Record-breaking Sydney Trailwalker kicks off

Oxfam Trailwalker participants are all set to take off from Parsley Bay, Brooklyn at 7am this morning to walk 100km over the weekend. Teams of four will walk or run 100km in 48 hours or less to raise funds for Oxfam’s work tackling global poverty. For the first time this year, Sydney teams are also […]

“The road smelled of dead bodies” – Oxfam

Traumatised women and children fleeing fighting between the Iraqi Army and ISIS in Tal Afar district have told Oxfam of how people died after walking for days through the desert in 50C heat to reach safety. One mother said that the road they took to escape smelled of dead bodies, while another said that she […]

Oxfam reaction to the launch of offensive to retake Tal Afar in Iraq from ISIS

Responding to the overnight announcement by the Government of Iraq that it has launched a major push to retake the city of Tal Afar from ISIS, Oxfam’s Deputy Country Director in Iraq Haissam Minkara said: “Traumatised families who have risked their lives to escape the fighting in Tal Afar face soaring summer temperatures and harsh […]

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