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Global humanitarian needs highest on record – Oxfam Reaction

In reaction to today’s UN 2023 Global Humanitarian Overview report, revealing that 339 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid – the highest caseload in history – Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Director Marta Valdes Garcia said: “One in every 23 people around the world –the equivalent of nearly half of the entire population of […]

Clothing retailing industry must share $1 billion profits with garment workers who help generate them: Oxfam

Oxfam is calling out fashion brands Zara and Jeans West for failing to commit to transparency by sharing factory locations and benchmarking garment workers’ wages, as retailers prepare for Black Friday sales and the pre-Christmas rush. The two brands have been declared the ‘naughtiest’ on the anti-poverty organisation’s annual Naughty or Nice List, which congratulates […]

Oxfam calls on NSW government to respect cultural fishing rights

Oxfam Australia has condemned a renewed attempt by the NSW government to target, harass and prosecute Aboriginal cultural fishers who are already massively over-represented in fines and prosecutions. Ahead of the release of an inquiry report into cultural fishing on Monday, the government is proposing an amendment for debate next week that would expand search […]

Oxfam welcomes first step to getting aid budget back on track

Commenting on the federal budget, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “In a world wracked by increasing inequality exacerbated by conflict, COVID-19 and climate change, this budget is a promising first step towards re-engaging with our global community. “After years of cuts and neglect, we are heartened to see this government revive our ailing […]

189 million people per year affected by extreme weather in developing countries as rich countries stall on paying climate impact costs

Lower income countries paying the highest price as emissions and fossil fuel profits rocket An average of 189 million people per year have been affected by extreme weather-related events in developing countries since 1991 – the year that a mechanism was first proposed to address the costs of climate impacts on low-income countries – according […]

True value of climate finance is a third of what developed countries report

Reporting international climate finance remains flawed, and profoundly unfair Many rich countries are using dishonest and misleading accounting to inflate their climate finance contributions to developing countries – in 2020 by as much as 225%, according to investigations by Oxfam. Oxfam estimates between just $21-24.5 billion as the “true value” of climate finance provided in […]

Doubts over accuracy and scale of World Bank climate finance may undermine trust ahead of crucial summit talks

Details of the World Bank’s climate finance flows to developing countries are being poorly disclosed and may be hiding discrepancies and allowing for dubious claims, according to a new report by Oxfam, In a new report “Unaccountable Accounting”, Oxfam audited the World Bank’s reported $17.2 billion climate finance FY2020 portfolio to discover it could be […]

Australia funding just one-tenth of its global fair share on climate: report

Australia’s investment in climate solutions for the region is falling short at a time when the new Government is seeking to rebuild its reputation with our Pacific neighbours, according to a new report. In Falling Short: Australia’s role in funding fairer climate action in a warming world, an alliance led by Oxfam Australia and ActionAid […]

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