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Pharmaceutical companies and rich nations delivering just one in seven of doses promised to developing countries

Australia has only delivered 6% of the 60 million vaccines pledged through the COVAX initiative.  Developing countries have been hit with an endless tide of inadequate gestures and broken promises from rich countries and pharmaceutical companies, who are failing to deliver billions of doses they promised while blocking the real solutions to vaccine inequality, according […]

Australia must take lead and urgently ramp up climate funding for at-risk countries: new report

Australia should immediately double its climate finance to $3 billion over five years to help ensure at-risk countries can adapt to climate change impacts, leading groups have urged ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. In a new report, Fairer Futures, an alliance of groups led by Oxfam Australia and ActionAid […]

Oxfam Australia calls for increased and ongoing Government support for the people of Afghanistan as evacuation deadline looms

Oxfam Australia is calling on the Federal Government to urgently do everything in its power to ensure all those at risk are able to leave Afghanistan safely, as reports emerge that evacuation missions will soon begin to wind down ahead of the US military’s departure, one week from today. The aid organisation’s Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said that, as a […]

Oxfam reaction to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report

Responding to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Amid a world in parts burning, in parts drowning and in parts starving, the IPCC today tables the most compelling wake-up call yet for global industry to switch from […]

Oxfam among Australian charities uniting to launch historic disaster relief alliance

Sixteen Australian charities, including Oxfam, joined forces today to launch the newly-formed Emergency Action Alliance at an online event that featured prominent government leaders, media executives and charity leaders. In an historic move the humanitarian agencies will be uniting in their campaign and fundraising efforts to improve how Australians can support and donate when large […]

Oxfam welcomes new funding to Close the Gap

Oxfam has welcomed the Federal Government’s engagement with the Aboriginal community-controlled sector to deliver more than $1 billion in new funding to improve the wellbeing of First Peoples. “It’s pleasing to see significant contributions to support critical improvements in key areas, such as more than $250 million to support Aboriginal medical clinics and $75 million […]

Six-fold increase in people suffering famine-like conditions since pandemic began

A new Oxfam report reveals that as many as 11 people are likely dying of hunger and malnutrition each minute. This is more than the current global death rate of COVID-19, which is around seven people per minute. Overall, 155 million people around the world are now living in crisis levels of food insecurity or […]

Australia’s economy could lose 12.5% per year by 2050 without more ambitious climate action: Oxfam

Human and economic impact on low-income nations will be much worse The economies of all of the nations invited to this year’s G7 summit could see an average loss of 11.5% annually by 2050 ― equivalent to US$9.4 trillion ― if leaders do not take more ambitious action to tackle climate change, according to Oxfam’s […]

Government’s cash splashing budget fails to address twin threats of global pandemic and climate change: Oxfam

Commenting on last night’s Federal Budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said:  “Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said this budget is about protecting Australians, but then failed to address the two biggest threats to our community: the global pandemic and climate change. “The Treasurer also said his Government is about providing […]

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