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Syria: A man and his two young children from Aleppo's rural get winter supplies like blankets and coats from Oxfam to cope with the cold season. Photo: Islam Mardini/ Oxfam

Türkiye and Syria Earthquake 2023: Oxfam’s response 1 year on

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One year after the devastating earthquakes struck Syria and Türkiye, Oxfam and our partners have supported over 2 million people with clean water, sanitation systems, cash, hygiene items and clothes and blankets, food, and services to help people at risk of gender-based violence.  The 7.8 magnitude earthquake and the aftershocks that followed killed nearly 56,000 […] Read more »
2023 ACFID Conference: Left to right: Daniel Respall, Rod Goodbun, Melissa Bungcaras, Anthea Spinks, Tiara Permadi, Elsa Carnaby, Josie Lee. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam leads with big ideas at the 2023 ACFID Conference

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The development sector’s premier annual conference hosted by ACFID was held in October. Oxfam was thrilled to lead five sessions and feature in the closing plenary.  We led challenging conversations, posed big ideas and provided cut-through insights in the influential conference attended by thought leaders across the development sector and government.  Tax can be a […] Read more »
Turkiye: Matiya Women's Cooperative member Amal peels potatoes. Photo: Yalcin Ciftci/Oxfam KEDV

50 days on from the Turkiye-Syria Earthquake: Oxfam’s response

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On February 6, a powerful earthquake hit southern Turkiye and northern Syria, causing widespread destruction and leaving many families struggling to recover. Oxfam KEDV has been working with women’s cooperatives in some of the worst impacted provinces in Turkiye to help provide support to survivors. The impact of the Turkiye-Syria Earthquake As of 13 March […] Read more »
Katerina, a 34-year-old Ukrainian refugee from Odessa, together with her son Miron*, 2 and her daughter Daria*, 8, in the backyard of the Bronx People Association, August 3rd, 2022. *Name changed to protect identity

The Partner-led response: How Oxfam is supporting Ukrainian refugees in Romania through local communities

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Since the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis in 2022, more than six million refugees have been recorded across Europe. In response, Oxfam partnered with local community organisations, working alongside them to operate faster and more effectively as the crisis unfolded. Through partnering with FFCR (Romanian Federation for Community Foundations), comprising of 12 community foundations and […] Read more »
Diyaara stands before a dried water hole. Photo: Khadija Farah/Oxfam

4 years without rain, but not without hope: life in drought-affected Wajir, Kenya.

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A swirling sandstorm. As the dust rises it reveals a vast land that has is bare and dry. It would be picturesque only if the people in the land of Wajir, Kenya were not experiencing the longest hard-hitting drought in the region so far. “The thing I miss the most is the bells ringing as […] Read more »

Yemen: Cash transfers in Aslam district supporting drought-hit families

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Find out how Oxfam is helping families affected by the drought in Yemen through cash transfer payments. Read more »

Bangladesh: A new start for Nooreja

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Meet Nooreja Begum, a self-employed businesswoman who is single-handedly supporting her two sons and her mother with the money she earns selling sweets from her ‘mobile sweet shop’. Thanks to supporters like you, Nooreja, from the district of Jamalpur in Bangladesh, has been able to build a thriving business. She took part in a skills […] Read more »

The hunger virus multiplies: Deadly recipe of conflict, Covid-19 and climate accelerate world hunger

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A year and a half since the pandemic began, deaths from hunger are outpacing the virus. Ongoing conflict, combined with the economic disruptions of the pandemic and an escalating climate crisis, has deepened poverty and catastrophic food insecurity in the world’s hunger hotspots and established strongholds in new epicentres of hunger. Read more »

Accountable Governance for Resilient Development

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Oxfam Australia’s vision is a just and sustainable world without poverty. This requires transforming the systems and power structures that create inequality and injustice. Read more »

Australia must contribute its fair share to the UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

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In fragile states, war zones and in poor countries, the human and economic costs of COVID-19 threaten to kill millions and push billions more into poverty. Read more »