For more than 30 years, Victorians have been getting freshly-cut Christmas trees home-delivered from Oxfam Australia, and now the service has branched out to include residents in Sydney and Adelaide.
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The World Bank’s recognition that climate change and poverty are undeniably connected is welcomed by Oxfam. In its new report, the Bank warned that more than 100 million additional people could be pushed into poverty by crop failures, floods, hunger, and other shocks linked to climate change.
Oxfam welcomes today’s announcement of a $9 million Australian Government aid package to Pacific Nations threatened by El Niño caused droughts.
The funding is critical to reduce the risk of major humanitarian crises in the coming months as the affects of one of the most powerful El Nino events ever recorded are felt by millions of already vulnerable people throughout the region.
A report just released by the UN’s climate change body shows that current country pledges to reduce emissions will not be enough to avoid dangerous climate change, Oxfam said today.
More than 150 people are believed to have died, mostly in Pakistan, after the powerful 7.7 strong earthquake in Afghanistan overnight. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said the quake had struck in a very remote, mountainous area. The agency is well-positioned to respond in both countries, although access in Afghanistan will be a […]
Oxfam is ready to respond to the 7.7-strong earthquake that struck north-eastern Afghanistan just after 8pm this evening, in the remote province of Badakhshan. It struck 82 km south-east of Feyzabad in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The full extent of the damage is not yet known. Oxfam has worked in Afghanistan for more than […]
Relief for the 8 million people affected by the devastating Nepal earthquake six months ago is being disrupted by delays in reinstating the Nepal Government’s National Reconstruction Agency, Oxfam said.
Mexico’s coastal towns may have been spared the worst when super storm Hurricane Patricia reduced rapidly in intensity on making landfall, but as the storm continues to make its way across the country, the threat of flooding and landslides remains, Oxfam said.
The world is waiting to hear news of the destruction caused by Hurricane Patricia, with communication links down after the category five super storm pummelled Mexico’s south west coast today.
One of the strongest storms ever recorded, Hurricane Patricia, is about to hit the west coast of Mexico’s, south west coast packing wind gusts of more than 320km.