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Statement: The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Lyn Morgain, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive, said:  “The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is truly the end of an era. She has been a constant during decades in which the world has changed beyond all recognition. This is a time to reflect on her steadfast devotion to duty through the years and the immense transformations […]

Walkers unite to fight poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney

More than 1,800 people are set to embark on an epic endurance challenge while raising much-needed funds to tackle poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney this weekend. In its 22nd year in Australia, the event will see 437 teams take on either a 50km or 100km course over 48 hours, as they raise awareness of, and […]

Oxfam reaction to first shipment of grain leaving Ukraine

In response to reports that the first shipment of grain left Ukraine today, Eric Munoz Oxfam America Food and Agriculture expert said: “Oxfam welcomes this news but warns that lifting the grains blockade alone will not solve the global hunger crisis. The recent hostilities in Odessa and Mykolaiv show that the exports agreement is still […]

Unprecedented spike in food prices puts Yemenis at risk of extreme hunger

Yemen is facing unprecedented rises in the price of food putting millions more people in danger of catastrophic hunger, Oxfam warned today. Already exhausted by over seven years of conflict, Yemen has been hit hard by the worsening global food crises. The prices of wheat, flour, cooking oil, eggs and sugar have all increased by […]

WTO deal on vaccine patents a ‘technocratic fudge’: Oxfam

Responding to news that governments at the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed a deal on patents for COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries, Max Lawson, Co-Chair of the People’s Vaccine Alliance and Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam, said: “This is absolutely not the broad intellectual property waiver the world desperately needs to ensure access to […]

Israel’s blockade of Gaza hits 15 years with no diplomatic resolution in sight

The United Nations and all other humanitarian actors have spent 15 years delivering humanitarian support to 2.1 million Palestinians blockaded inside Gaza, and yet, there is still no sustained collective political action or will to resolve it. In those 15 years, the international community has spent an estimated $ 5.7 billion in Gaza just to […]

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