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Aleppo city, Syria: A woman who was severely affected by the earthquake in Aleppo utilizes the hygiene supplies she earlier received from Oxfam to help her maintain good hygiene habits. Photo: Islam Mardini/ Oxfam

Türkiye and Syria Earthquake 2023

One year after the devastating earthquakes struck Syria and Türkiye, Oxfam and our partners have supported over 2 million people with clean water, food, cash and other lifesaving essentials.

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Volunteer at Oxfam Trailwalker Australia’s last event ever in Melbourne 1-3 March 2024, and share an adventure of a lifetime!

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Your impact

Meet these inspiring heroes from all corners of the globe.

Papua New Guinea

Onano’s story

Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea: Onano John prepares to collect honey from her hives in the Eastern Highlands. Photo: Patrick Moran/OxfamAUS

When women can earn a living it not only improves gender equality, it also helps whole communities lift themselves out of poverty.

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Papua New Guinea

Eriko’s story

Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea: Eriko Fuferefa, Director of KUSWA and a survivor of gender-based violence. Photo: OxfamAUS

Violence against women and girls is alarmingly common in Papua New Guinea. Oxfam is working with trailblazers like Eriko to empower women and build a safer future.

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Blockchain technology

Tanna, Vanuatu: Keith and Sirus test cards and phones in prep for beneficiary registrations. Unblocked cash transfer program role out in Tanna Vanuatu. response. Photo: Arlene Bax/Oxfam in Vanuatu

Our UnBlocked cash transfer program supports vulnerable communities with immediate cash transfers when disasters strike.

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Natalia’s story

Oecusse, Timor-Leste: Natalia Falo, pictured at her home where she says her partner Norbertu has taken a more active role in domestic chores after participating in Oxfam's Gender Action Learning System (GALS) training as part of the Hakbiit program. The family are also saving more money from selling animals and agricultural production. Photo: Ismenio Pereira/Oxfam

Before she put pen to paper, Natalia’s dream for a new house may have seemed unattainable. But her happy new home is proof that if you can see it, you can be it.

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Samreen’s story

Future female leader in Pakistan

Many 17 year olds look forward to the moment when they turn 18 and can legally vote but not many plan to stand for election the same year.

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Gudi (in red) with her family, Pakistan. Photo: Oxfam in Pakistan

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Read the latest news and stories from Oxfam’s charity work around the globe.

19 Feb 2024

Rafah, Gaza: Urgent Statement from CEOs of Humanitarian & Human Rights Organisations

We are appalled by the harrowing developments in Rafah, Gaza’s most populated area where 1.5 million people are sheltering as their last resort – over half a million of them children. If Israel launches its proposed ground offensive, thousands more civilians will be killed and the current trickle of humanitarian aid risks coming to a […]

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08 Feb 2024

Oxfam warns of growing hunger crisis in Tigray as families resort to extreme measures to survive

Families still reeling from the aftermath of a two-year conflict in Tigray are now resorting to increasingly desperate measures to survive. The conflict and erratic rainfall has further exacerbated the planting season which threatens to plunge the region into deeper humanitarian catastrophe if nothing is done, warns Oxfam. Hareyat (50), a mother of four girls […]

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30 Jan 2024

UNRWA funding cuts threaten Palestinian lives in Gaza and region, say 20 NGOs

Oxfam, together with 19 other aid organisations, is deeply concerned and outraged that some of the largest donors have suspended funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main aid provider for millions of Palestinians in Gaza and the region. The aid cuts come amid a rapidly worsening humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza. […]

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