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UNRWA funding cuts threaten Palestinian lives in Gaza and region, say 20 NGOs

Oxfam, together with 19 other aid organisations, is deeply concerned and outraged that some of the largest donors have suspended funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main aid provider for millions of Palestinians in Gaza and the region. The aid cuts come amid a rapidly worsening humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza. […]

Reaction to ICJ court statement on South Africa’s case against Israel

In reaction to today’s statement by the International Court of Justice order to South Africa’s court case, which requests Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent and punish the commission of all acts in relation to the articles of the Genocide Convention, Sally Abi-Khalil, Oxfam Regional Director for the Middle East said: […]

Oxfam calls on Australians to mark January 26 with respect and reflection

This January 26, Oxfam Australia has called on all Australians to mark this day not with celebration, but with respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and reflection on the historic and ongoing injustices experienced by the First Peoples in Australia. Oxfam’s acting Chief Executive Andrew Buchanan praised Australians and organisations who have united […]

Oxfam response to changes to stage three tax cuts

In response to the Australian Government’s announcement on the stage three tax cuts, Oxfam Australia’s Interim Director of Programs, Rod Goodbun, said:   “We welcome today’s announcement that the Australian government has taken positive measures to address the relentless surge in the cost of living and enhance the fairness of the stage three tax cuts. “The […]

Nearly three quarters of millionaires polled in G20 countries support higher taxes on wealth, over half think extreme wealth is a “threat to democracy”

Polling comes as 260 millionaires and billionaires sign new letter, directed at political leaders attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, saying they would be “Proud To Pay More” in taxes. A staggering new poll has revealed that support for higher taxes on wealth is popular with dollar millionaires from across G20 countries. It comes […]

Oxfam: UNSC’s failure to call for a ceasefire “utterly callous”

In reaction to the UN Security Council’s passing of a watered-down resolution instead of calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, Oxfam Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Sally Abi-Khalil said: “The failure to call for a ceasefire after five days of deliberate delays and dilutions of the resolution is incomprehensible, and utterly […]

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