Australia has pledged just AU$10 million to help Syrians struggling to survive the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st Century both inside Syria and in refugee camps outside of the country.
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As governments from around the world come together in Kuwait to pledge money to respond to the devastating situation in Syria – now called the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century by the UN – Oxfam is urging the Australian Government to give its fair share to the new UN appeal. The Second International […]
Oxfam has sent an emergency response team to Tonga today and is gearing up its aid efforts following reports of utter destruction left by Cyclone Ian to the northern islands of Ha’apai.
Oxfam is preparing to send a rapid assessment team to Tonga to assess the situation on the ground and identify the most urgent needs for people following reports of severe damage caused by Cyclone Ian to Tonga’s northern island group of Ha’apai. The extent of the devastation is still unclear but a representative from the […]
Oxfam is ready to respond to Cyclone Ian, with destructive hurricane force winds now beginning to hit the islands of Tonga. Ian is slow moving, which leads to greater destruction. Heavy rain, strong winds, high swells and flash flooding are expected to cause damage in a number of areas. Winds at the storm’s centre are […]
As the violence and insecurity spreads in South Sudan the needs of innocent people caught up in it, including more than 100,000 people who have fled their homes, are escalating day by day.
As temperatures plunge in the Middle East, Oxfam is providing a vital lifeline to Syrian and Palestinian refugees to help them survive against the bitter cold.
Federal Government plans to defund the peak National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services will exacerbate the appalling over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison, Close the Gap co-chair Kirstie Parker said today.
Kmart’s disclosure today of the locations of its supplier factories in Bangladesh is an Australian first and a crucial step on a journey towards better conditions for workers, Oxfam Australia said today.
Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said the move was a ‘watershed moment’ for Australian retailing that would encourage transparency for the rest of the industry.
International agency Oxfam will start distributing 400 tonnes of rice seeds in six rural municipalities south of Tacloban today (Thursday 12 December) to help farmers win their ‘race against time’ to avoid missing the next growing season. The distributions will last for a week.