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Yemenis struggle to find bare essentials three years on from first Saudi airstrikes

People in Yemen are struggling to survive on dirty water and meagre portions of bread three years after a Saudi-led coalition carried out its first airstrike on the country in its war with the Houthis, Oxfam said today. Families in remote areas in the north west of the country told Oxfam they could only afford […]

Oxfam joins thousands to Close the Gap

Thousands of people around the country are calling for governments to make health equality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians an urgent priority. Today is National Close the Gap Day, and tens of thousands of people attending more than 800 registered events will mark the day across the country – from […]

Yemen being pushed ever closer to famine after 1,000 days of war: Oxfam

Yemen is being pushed ever closer to famine after 1,000 days of a brutal war, exacerbated by a crippling blockade of key northern ports that is starving its people of food, fuel and medicine, Oxfam warned today. Around 90 per cent of Yemen’s food has to be imported, and since a Saudi-led coalition imposed a […]

Rohingya refugees say no return to Myanmar without equal rights: Oxfam report

Rohingya refugees interviewed by Oxfam in Bangladesh say they will not go back to Myanmar until their safety can be guaranteed and they have equal rights, including being able to work and travel freely, according to a report released today. The report, “I still don’t feel safe to go home”: Voices of Rohingya refugees, found […]

Oxfam shocked by GetUp footage of horrific living conditions on Manus Island

Oxfam is shocked by the footage released by GetUp this morning of the horrific conditions inside the closed immigration detention centre on Manus Island. The release of the footage comes on the back of a scathing new report released last night by the UN Human Rights Committee, calling on the Australian Government to evacuate the […]

Almost the population of Australia forced from homes annually by extreme weather – Oxfam

An average of 21.8 million people were forced from their homes each year between 2008 and 2016 by extreme weather disasters around the world – almost the population of Australia, according to Oxfam. In the report “Uprooted by Climate Change,” published today, Oxfam illustrates the ruthless injustice of climate change. People in low and lower-middle […]

Extra Australian aid to help Oxfam support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Oxfam welcomes the additional $10 million of humanitarian assistance the Australian Government has just announced for the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Oxfam Australia’s Project Manager for Bangladesh Min Wah Voon said: “It’s encouraging to see continued recognition of the seriousness of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh from the Australian Government. This ongoing […]

Race to prevent disease as thousands more Rohingya arrive daily in Bangladesh – Oxfam

Aid workers are in a race against time to stop the rapid spread of disease as thousands of Rohingya people arrive in Bangladesh every day. Oxfam warned that an outbreak of cholera would devastate the camps where hundreds of thousands of people are without safe water, shelter or enough food to eat. More than 50,000 […]

Oxfam Declares “Refugees Welcome” At Trump’s Childhood Home ahead of UN negotiations

One year on from the historic United Nations summit for refugees and migrants, the international community has failed to make meaningful progress towards meeting its goals, Oxfam said today. To put pressure on world leaders ahead of ongoing negotiations at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Oxfam welcomed refugees into President Trump’s childhood […]

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