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Reaction to ICJ court ruling on South Africa seeking an emergency halt to Israel’s offensive in Rafah

In reaction to today’s order from the International Court of Justice to South Africa’s case, which demanded Israel immediately halt its offensive in Rafah, Sally Abi-Khalil, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Middle East said: “Oxfam welcomes the ICJ’s order as a critical intervention to stop Israel’s military onslaught on Rafah, which has displaced more than […]

Oxfam reaction to the Global Report on Food Crises 2024

Today’s “Global Report on Food Crises” (GRFC), led by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN), says that 281.6 million people across 59 countries are now experiencing acute hunger – 24 million additional people over last year. Reacting to the report, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Officer, Lyn Morgain, said: “The global hunger crisis is fundamentally a […]

Expressions of Interest sought for Oxfam Australia Board

Expressions of interest have been invited for rewarding opportunities to join the Oxfam Australia Board and play a key role in tackling the inequalities that are keeping people in poverty. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said she was excited to call for applications for Board positions from passionate, community-connected and skilled individuals to help […]

Earth Day summit must catalyse global climate action

As the Earth Day Summit begins, Oxfam is calling for President Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and other world leaders attending the virtual summit to urgently ramp up ambition to tackle the climate crisis. The poorest half of the world’s population —3.1 billion people— is responsible for just a small fraction of dangerous carbon emissions. […]

Oxfam Australia data incident: update

Following an independent IT forensic investigation, Oxfam Australia announced today that it has found that supporters’ information on one of its databases was unlawfully accessed by an external party on 20 January 2021. The database includes information about supporters who may have signed a petition, taken part in a campaign or made donations or purchases […]

UN-backed rights needed for Indigenous communities: Oxfam

The Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia inquiry into the destruction of Juukan Gorge caves must go further in its final report by calling for the principle of free, prior and informed consent to be incorporated into state and Commonwealth heritage and native title laws, Oxfam Australia said today. Commenting on the release of the […]

New Oxfam International Executive Director launches 10-year strategy to transform Oxfam and its fight against inequality

New Oxfam International Executive Director Gabriela Bucher’s first public announcement today launches the organisation’s new 10-year strategy to fight inequality to end poverty and injustice around the world. Bucher, who started on November 16, said the strategy helps to set Oxfam on a course to meet the deepening crises facing people living with poverty, exclusion […]

Oxfam welcomes COVID-19 vaccine funding for Australia’s neighbours

Commenting on the Federal Government’s pledge of an additional $500 million for a COVID-19 vaccine for the Pacific and South East Asia, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam strongly welcomes the commitment of an extra $500 million over three years to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine to our neighbours in the Pacific and […]

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