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US-Iran conflict restricting aid work in Iraq: Oxfam

Oxfam’s humanitarian work in Iraq is restricted due to heightened security concerns, road checkpoints and travel difficulties, following Iranian missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq overnight in retaliation for the US killing of the Iranian General Suleimani. Oxfam Iraq Country Director Andres Gonzalez Rodriguez said: “We have had to suspend work in three […]

Oxfam saddened by national bushfires disaster

Oxfam is horrified and deeply saddened by the catastrophic bushfires that are affecting communities across Australia, Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said today. “This is a devastating national disaster, sadly brought home by countless heart wrenching stories of people facing the loss of loved ones, homes and livelihoods,” Ms Morgain said. “This ongoing and unprecedented bushfire crisis has people in imminent danger, forced from their homes […]

Water, food and shelter priorities in coastal communities devastated by Phanfone: Oxfam

The devastation wrought by Typhoon Phanfone, which made seven landfalls in the Philippines between Christmas Eve and Day, has left an urgent need for humanitarian assistance, Oxfam and its partners say. Oxfam Philippines Country Director Lot Felizco said many of the communities impacted by Typhoon Phanfone, known locally as Ursula, were still recovering from the […]

Australian Government must help bring more families together: Oxfam

Oxfam Australia is calling on the Australian Government to help bring more families together by creating a new family reunion visa stream for refugees, as global leaders gather in Geneva for the inaugural Global Refugee Forum. The human rights organisation is also urging the Government to increase its overall humanitarian intake from a disproportionately low […]

People seeking protection in Greece denied a fair asylum process

Only one in five people seeking asylum in Greece has access to a state-appointed lawyer and on Greek islands only 2 out of 100 appeal cases get access to legal aid, a report by Oxfam and the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) revealed today. The new report, ‘No-rights zone’, has exposed that people who seek […]

Climate fuelled disasters forcing more than 20 million people a year from their homes

Climate fuelled disasters were the number one driver of displacement within countries over the last decade, forcing more than 20 million people to leave their homes each year, Oxfam said today. The contentious issue of financial support for communities that have suffered loss and damage as a result of the climate crisis, including people who […]

Oxfam welcomes Government promises of better support for refugees

Responding to Immigration Minister David Coleman’s announcement the Government has accepted fully or in part all seven recommendations of the Shergold Review into Australia’s integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to better support the settlement of refugees in Australia, in response […]

More than 52 million people across Africa going hungry as weather extremes hit the continent

More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict. Some areas are facing a second extreme drought in four years and worse than that sparked by El Nino in 1981. In […]

Death toll in Yemen conflict surpasses 100,000, Oxfam calls for halt to arms sales

Today the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) announced that the number of reported fatalities in Yemen since 2015 has passed 100,000. This includes over 12,000 civilians killed in direct attacks, ACLED said. Muhsin Siddiquey, Oxfam’s Country Director in Yemen, said: “This is further proof of the mindless destruction and injustice of the […]

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