Tag: foreign aid

Star-studded concert to launch Emergency Action Alliance Ukraine Appeal

The Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) is today launching its first emergency appeal in conjunction with media partner ABC. A two-hour Concert for Ukraine will bring together leading names from the music world, including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabelo and Manic Street Preachers, to raise money for victims of the humanitarian disaster. Screening on ABC TV Plus […]

Budget lacks ambition at time of massive need

Commenting on the budget and its impact on aid, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “At a time of rapidly escalating need and growing inequality across the globe, this federal budget fails to demonstrate the leadership that is required from a nation like Australia. “While Oxfam welcomes the marginal increase in aid funding through […]

Oxfam slams OECD position on deducting vaccines from aid spending

In response to the statement issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee, which says that countries will be able to count donations of unwanted vaccine doses as part of their foreign aid commitment, for a guideline cost of USD$6.72 a dose, Oxfam’s Health Policy Manager, Anna Marriott, said: “This […]

Oxfam welcomes funding for Philippines, calls for more assistance

In response to the Australian Government’s announcement of $5 million to support the response to Typhoon Rai (known locally as Odette) in the Philippines, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Super Typhoon Rai has caused immense devastation and extreme suffering for hundreds  of thousands of families, just as they were preparing to celebrate Christmas. […]

Government fails to commit further critical funding to tackle pandemic in the region: Oxfam

In response to yesterday’s mid-year budget update, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said: “Oxfam welcomes the Government’s commitments to enhance its partnership with ASEAN and invest in additional infrastructure for the Pacific. “However, the Government has failed to take the opportunity to increase or extend the temporary and targeted aid measures in response to […]

We can and must do more on climate: Oxfam

Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain reacts to the Australian Government’s COP26 announcement on climate finance: “The Australian Government’s lack of ambition at COP26 is gravely disappointing. Without a credible 2030 target, we have no way to prove our commitment to doing our fair share to limit catastrophic warming. And critically, our contributions to support […]

Third COVID wave engulfs Yemen with 99% of people unvaccinated

Yemenis are battling a third wave of COVID, which threatens 99% of the population who are unvaccinated, Oxfam said today. Recorded cases of COVID have tripled and the death rate has risen by more than fivefold (420%) in the last month.  Excluded from these figures are countless undiagnosed deaths of people in their homes due […]

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 […]

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