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Gaza hunger figures “worst on record” – says Oxfam

In reaction to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report published today on Gaza stating that famine is imminent in Northern Gaza and, if Israel persists in its hostilities and restricting humanitarian access, there is a real risk of famine for the rest of the enclave, Sally Abi Khalil, Oxfam’s Middle East and North […]

Oxfam Australia reaction to Australian Government’s reinstatement of funding to UNRWA

Oxfam Australia welcomes the announcement that the Australian Government will reinstate critical funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA).   Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said the reinstatement was long overdue given the escalating crisis in Gaza.   “While we welcome the decision to reinstate funding to UNRWA, it is long overdue. This critical, […]

Gaza: Airdrops and sea routes are no alternative to aid delivery by land

25 NGOs call on governments to prioritise ceasefire and ground-based humanitarian aid as deaths from malnutrition and disease rise. Human rights and humanitarian organisations present on the ground in the Gaza Strip have reiterated since the start of the current escalation that the only way to meet the unprecedented humanitarian needs in the enclave is […]

Tropical storm Filipo hits Mozambique exactly one year after devastating Cyclone Freddy left millions of people in urgent need – Oxfam responds

Millions of people have nothing left to eat but wild roots as they have lost their crops to repeated extreme weather Just a year after Cyclone Freddy ravaged several parts of Malawi and Mozambique, tropical storm – Filipo – is expected to hit Mozambique but also trigger “above normal rains” in Malawi, compounding the already […]

ASEAN-Australia Special Summit must address climate crisis in the region: Oxfam

As the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-Australia Special Summit commences this week in Melbourne, Oxfam is calling for the Australian government and other world leaders attending to ramp up ambition to tackle the climate crisis in the region, beginning with an urgent phase out of Australia’s massive coal and gas exports, and an increase […]

“Golden time” seasonal farming production destroyed and lost in northern Gaza amid mounting fears of worsening hunger and starvation

Gaza farmers’ two-month-long “golden time” of agricultural production has been destroyed by Israel’s military bombing and sealing of northern Gaza, ruining the enclave’s richest farmlands which are one of its biggest sources of fruit and vegetables. With Israel’s actions also severely restricting humanitarian aid, the loss of local agricultural production is worsening malnutrition and hunger, […]

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