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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 […]

Locusts swarm into northern Uganda as Oxfam looks toward a $5m response across region

Locust infestations have just hit two new districts in northern Uganda as they continue to plague Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, and threaten Sudan and South Sudan. There are also reports of the swarms now in Tanzania. “Everyone is in panic and trying to make noise to drive the locusts away,” said Oxfam’s Ethiopia Country Director […]

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 […]

Don’t betray the nation, it’s time to lead on climate: Oxfam

As Parliament resumes this week after a long, angry summer, the Government must demonstrate it has fully grasped the lessons of this horrific bushfire season and embrace this opportunity to take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said the organisation had been shocked and deeply […]

Australia’s leading aid agencies issue plea for urgent action to address rapidly escalating global climate crisis

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events. World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia, Plan International Australia and […]

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 […]

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