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Close the Gap report shows efforts to address systemic racism overdue: Oxfam

Commenting on the Close the Gap campaign’s 2022 report, Transforming Power: Voices for Generational Change, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:  “This report is a reminder to all of us that long-term funding commitments by governments and structural change that empowers Indigenous communities will be needed if Australia is to close the health gap […]

Protection of civilians in Ukraine conflict

As a humanitarian organization, Oxfam is horrified by the loss of life being witnessed, and gravely concerned by the impacts of the conflict in Ukraine.  We call for an immediate end to hostilities. The protection of life is of paramount importance. It is vital that civilians everywhere are safeguarded and we stand in solidarity with all […]

Oxfam reaction to the IPCC’s Working Group II report on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

Responding to the publication of the IPCC’s Working Group II report assessing climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, Oxfam Australia’s Acting Chief Executive Anthea Spinks said: “This catalogue of pain, loss and suffering must be a wake-up call to everyone. The poorest who have done the least to contribute to climate change are suffering the […]

Oxfam slams OECD position on deducting vaccines from aid spending

In response to the statement issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee, which says that countries will be able to count donations of unwanted vaccine doses as part of their foreign aid commitment, for a guideline cost of USD$6.72 a dose, Oxfam’s Health Policy Manager, Anna Marriott, said: “This […]

Yemen: Rise in airstrikes and landmines add to misery for civilians in Marib after year of increased conflict

One year after the battle for Yemen’s resource rich Marib governorate escalated, the humanitarian situation has worsened as shifting frontlines, airstrikes and landmines displace nearly 100,000 people, many of whom have already fled multiple times. Last month 43 airstrikes hit civilian targets, representing more than a fifth of all airstrikes in the Marib area since […]

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