The Australian Government has failed to make any announcement in support of refugees seeking safety just days out from two major meetings on the global migration crisis in New York, international aid agency Oxfam said today.
Australia must triple its annual humanitarian intake within five years in the face of the unprecedented number of men, women and children forced to flee their homes, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke said Australia was the 12th richest nation on earth, yet hosted a shameful 0.2 per cent of […]
Six aid agencies today expressed their disappointment that the Saudi-led Coalition has not been put back on the UN’s list of parties responsible for grave violations against children in Yemen.
Oxfam has welcomed Australia’s adoption of a new set of United Nations global goals that seek to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years. But the international organisation warned the goals would not be reached without real political will from all countries, and a disruption of business as usual.
International aid agency Oxfam today said the international response to Ebola must continue at full speed after the UN announced that the December 1 deadline to bring the outbreak of the deadly disease under control will not be met.
The landmark Arms Trade Treaty, designed to control the trade in deadly weapons that fuel armed conflict around the world, will become international law before the end of the year, with seven countries today agreeing to ratify the international agreement at the United Nations, in New York.
Oxfam has been forced to cut essential assistance to over 6,500 vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in Jordan and warns that millions more face an uncertain future with aid agencies unable to adequately respond due to government donor fatigue. Speaking ahead of the UN’s launch of its reviewed aid appeal for the Syria crisis, Oxfam’s […]
Australia’s formal ratification of the historic Arms Trade Treaty today is a welcome step towards saving lives by stopping the flow of arms to conflict affected countries like Syria and South Sudan, Oxfam said.
The people of South Sudan, already exposed to conflict and hunger, face a new threat, with the outbreak of cholera focussing the urgent need for international assistance ahead of today’s donor pledging conference in Oslo.
Australia and other rich countries have failed to take meaningful collective action at the UN climate change negotiations in Doha to prevent and address the harmful impacts of climate change, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said. Poor countries will today leave the negotiations with little more than when they arrived, after civil society organisations stood […]