As little as two per cent of the price of a piece of clothing sold in Australia makes it to the pockets of workers who are being paid poverty wages by the booming fashion industry, according to a new Oxfam report released today. The report, What She Makes, shows that while many leading and iconic […]
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 […]
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 […]
At least 70 per cent of the more than 480,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh do not have adequate shelter and half have no safe drinking water, Oxfam warned today. Heavy rains and floods in the camps have left people facing extreme hardship, slowed down the building of emergency shelters and clean water […]
Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and tarpaulins for emergency shelter to Rohingya people who have fled to Bangladesh. Nearly 370,000 people crossed into Bangladesh in the past four weeks, doubling the number of people seeking refuge in the south east of the country. The existing camps in Bangladesh are ill-equipped to handle the huge […]
The UN is reporting that at least 900 people have been killed by ongoing monsoonal flooding and landslides in India, Bangladesh and Nepal and its estimated 41 million people have been affected across a huge area. While some level of flooding occurs annually in the monsoon season, Oxfam staff in Bangladesh reported that two-thirds of […]
Commenting on the fourth anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed more than 1100 people in Bangladesh, Oxfam Australia inequality policy advisor Joy Kyriacou said: “Four years after the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse that prompted an international outcry, there is still a long way to go to ensure the people who […]
The anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse should act as a wake-up call to companies sourcing from Bangladesh to do more to improve worker safety, Oxfam Australia said today.