Tag: Helen Szoke

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 […]

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 […]

Climate change a grave and confronting threat to Torres Strait Islanders

Climate change is posing a grave threat to islands in Australia’s remote Torres Strait, underscoring urgent calls for Australia to do more to end its climate pollution, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said. Dr Szoke, who recently returned from visiting the Torres Strait, said the islands were made up of strong, flourishing communities, but […]

Making tax vanish in Australia: Oxfam report

Oxfam research that has prompted a global multinational company to publicly back the push for tougher tax laws has again exposed the broken tax system robbing Australia and poor countries of billions, Oxfam Australia said today. The Oxfam research, published today, examines restructures by multinational RB that appear to have allowed the company to avoid […]

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. […]

Labor’s new tax policy shines light on hidden billions

Australia would become a world leader on tackling the tax dodging by multinationals that is robbing Australia and developing countries of billions of dollars that could be used to fight poverty under a Labor promise unveiled tonight, Oxfam Australia said. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said an announcement in tonight’s Budget Reply that a […]

Further aid cuts would turn Australia’s back on the world’s poorest

Responding to reports that the Prime Minister is today planning to further gouge the Australian aid budget by more than $450 million, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The Government must not desperately dip into Australia’s already depleted aid budget. “At a time when the world faces multiple humanitarian crises, and after already […]

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