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Oxfam raises concerns of possible COVID-19 outbreak in war-torn Yemen

50 suspected cholera cases recorded every hour for five years  With a recent upsurge in fighting in Yemen, the forthcoming rainy season and tightening of borders due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no end in sight to the daily toll of death, disease and displacement five years after the conflict escalated, Oxfam warned today. […]

Unite to protect the most vulnerable: Oxfam

Protecting the most vulnerable people and communities and taking care of one another must underpin our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said today. “We understand the deep concerns of people here and overseas as we all grapple with great uncertainty and a rapidly changing context in a bid to […]

Trailwalker Melbourne cancelled

The annual Trailwalker Melbourne event has been cancelled by Oxfam Australia in accordance with State and national measures to contain the transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Oxfam Australia Fundraising Director Andrew Buchanan said the decision was in line with Federal and State government strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. Mr Buchanan said […]

Oxfam welcomes ANZ agreement with Cambodian farmers

Commenting on the ANZ Bank’s announcement of an agreement with Cambodian families who lost their homes and livelihoods when forced off their land by a sugar company that the bank loaned money to in 2011, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam welcomes ANZ’s announcement and congratulates the bank for doing the right thing […]

Oxfam thrilled to partner with comedian Steph Tisdell to tackle inequality

Oxfam is thrilled that comedian Steph Tisdell will be supporting the organisation to raise funds and tackle inequality by hosting the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Gala this year. Tisdell will become the first Aboriginal comedian to take the reins of Australian comedy’s annual night of nights. This is the 25th year of Oxfam’s partnership with […]

Bushfire Royal Commission a missed opportunity to reset Australia’s climate policies

Responding to the release of the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into the Black Summer Bushfires, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “As the terms of reference for the bushfire Royal Commission acknowledge, this devastating national disaster has occurred in the context of the escalating climate crisis. Oxfam Australia is therefore disappointed […]

Two Oxfam workers killed in attack in Syria

Two Oxfam aid workers were today killed in an attack at 2pm local time in Dar’a governorate in Southern Syria, between Nawa and Al-Yadudah. Wissam Hazim, Southern Hub Staff Safety Officer and Adel Al-Halabi, a driver, were both killed when their vehicle was attacked by a so-far unidentified armed group. An Oxfam volunteer was also […]

Oxfam welcomes Steggall’s Climate Change Bill

Commenting on the Climate Change Bill to be introduced by Independent MP Zali Steggall, which includes setting a zero emissions target, restoring an independent commission to advise on climate policies and actions, and a sequence of five-year emissions budgets, Oxfam Climate Change Advisor Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “This Bill represents the minimum action necessary to […]

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