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Yemen’s man-made catastrophe is forcing people to make live or die choices – Oxfam

Yemenis, already struggling to survive after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on their tables, said Oxfam in a new report published today. For the report, entitled Yemen: Catastrophic Cholera Crisis, Oxfam has spoken to many families who have to rely on selling […]

Gaza electricity crisis as bad as war – Oxfam

Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government and the international community to apply diplomatic pressure to end an electricity crisis in Gaza that is plunging the entire population deeper into poverty. Dramatic restrictions on electricity are cutting off people’s access to basic services such as water and sanitation. Oxfam Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel Country […]

Yemen cholera worst on record & numbers still rising – Oxfam

The number of people suffering from cholera in Yemen is now the largest ever in any country in a single year since records began, Oxfam said today. At more than 350,000 suspected cholera cases in just three months since the outbreak started, it tops the previous annual record of 340,311 in Haiti in 2011. Though […]

Response to announcement by Iraqi Security Forces the city of Mosul has been retaken

Responding to an announcement made by the Iraqi Security Forces overnight 9th July 2017 that they have retaken the city of Mosul from ISIS – after a nine-month battle supported by the Australian armed forces – Oxfam’s Country Director in Iraq, Andres Gonzalez said: “The retaking of Mosul will no doubt inspire hope among many […]

South Sudan: more people hungry than ever despite famine pushed being back

In response to the new IPC figures that show that famine has been pushed back in the two counties of Leer and Mayendit – which have now gone from being in famine to humanitarian crisis – Sara Almer, Oxfam South Sudan Country Director, said: “Thanks to aid efforts, famine has been pushed back in most […]

World Refugee Day: Oxfam petition calls for increased humanitarian intake

To mark World Refugee Day, Oxfam will today hand over a petition with almost 42,000 signatures to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate office calling for increased support for refugees. Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Policy Advisor Nicole Bieske said the petition was called Right to Refuge and had three asks. Almost 42,000 Australians joined Oxfam in calling […]

Oxfam welcomes launch of Australian Humanitarian Partnership

Oxfam welcomed today’s launch of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Government’s long-term funding commitment. At the launch event, held at the Australian Aid warehouse in Brisbane, Minister Bishop announced a five-year $50 million commitment to support humanitarian efforts through six trusted Australian humanitarian organisations and partners, including Oxfam. […]

Cholera in Yemen killing one person nearly every hour

Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if not contained will threaten the lives of thousands of people in the coming months, Oxfam said today. The humanitarian organisation is calling for a massive aid effort and an immediate ceasefire to allow health and […]

Yemen: Swift injection of funds is needed after capital hit by surge of new cholera cases

A growing cholera crisis in Yemen, that has already killed more than 120 people with 11,000 suspected cases since April, could deteriorate rapidly unless donor governments immediately send the aid they pledged last month to help the struggling country, Oxfam warned today. The warning comes after authorities in Yemen’s capital Sana’a declared on Sunday that […]

Oxfam spokespeople available for interview 6 months on from start of Mosul offensive

Tom Robinson, Oxfam’s emergency team lead in Iraq, is available for interviews from Erbil. He is part of a team who are rehabilitating a water plant to bring drinking water to the residents still living in western Mosul. Over 320,000 people have fled Mosul and surrounding areas since the offensive began on the 17 October. […]

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