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Statement on Australia’s decision to commit $15 million in emergency assistance to the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen

In response to the announcement that the Australian government is contributing $15 million towards the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, Anthea Spinks, Oxfam Australia’s Program Director said: “We welcome the announcement of $15 million to address the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen as an important […]

Oxfam reaction to IPC food security report for Somalia

In response to the latest analysis from the Integrated Food Security Classification System (IPC) on the situation in Somalia, Parvin Ngala, Oxfam’s Regional Director for the Horn, East, and Central Africa said: “The situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating and the warning that famine is expected as early as October highlights the increasingly narrow window […]

Oxfam reaction to first shipment of grain leaving Ukraine

In response to reports that the first shipment of grain left Ukraine today, Eric Munoz Oxfam America Food and Agriculture expert said: “Oxfam welcomes this news but warns that lifting the grains blockade alone will not solve the global hunger crisis. The recent hostilities in Odessa and Mykolaiv show that the exports agreement is still […]

Unprecedented spike in food prices puts Yemenis at risk of extreme hunger

Yemen is facing unprecedented rises in the price of food putting millions more people in danger of catastrophic hunger, Oxfam warned today. Already exhausted by over seven years of conflict, Yemen has been hit hard by the worsening global food crises. The prices of wheat, flour, cooking oil, eggs and sugar have all increased by […]

International development commitments must resonate beyond electoral cycles

As Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP, is welcomed to the Australian Government’s ministry, a new group of Australian NGOs – known as ‘The Ripple Project’ – has set an ambition to increase Australian aid through legislated targets. Seeking to build public and cross-party political support for graduated increases to 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 […]

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