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Lavenia, Zedi and Usaia (L-R) address parliamentarians at an event in the Parliament house. Photo: Oxfam Aus.

Safe Climate, Equal Future Tour 2023

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Three cities, fifteen meetings with politicians, seven impactful events, and national news interviews – all for our planet. Oxfam’s inspirational ‘Safe Climate, Equal Future’ tour saw three Pacific community leaders, Usaia Moli, Lavenia Naivalu, and Zedi Devesi meet with Ministers, Australian climate advocates and the public across events in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Usaia Moli, […] Read more »

When calamity equals major profit: why a windfall tax is the fairest way to ensure everybody benefits when big business booms

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Over the past couple of years, 722 of the world’s biggest corporations have raked in more than $1 trillion in windfall profits. These massive, unexpected gains were made during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The numbers are truly mind-boggling. While prices and interest rates are on the rise, these large corporations have been cashing […] Read more »

Embedding Equality in the Loss and Damage Fund 

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Read our two part report on the Loss and Damage Fund Part 1 | Part 2 Oxfam has released a two part report recommending how Australia can help ensure the success of the new Loss and Damage Fund which aims to support people in developing countries most adversely impacted by climate change. The most profound […] Read more »
Pakistan: Samjho gets a hand pump in her village. Photo: Tooba Niazi/Oxfam

Oxfam’s 2022 Pakistan Flood Relief

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In August 2022, the Government of Pakistan declared a ‘national emergency’ as torrential monsoon rains inundated the country.   The flooding killed at least 1,700 people, destroyed millions of homes, farmland and caused billions in economic losses. At one point, a third of the country was underwater. Despite the devastation of the floods, communities are recovering […] Read more »
Turkiye: Mother and her two children are sitting in their tent. Photo: Delizia Flaccavento/Oxfam.

Oxfam’s Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Response: 6 Months On 

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After two powerful earthquakes devastated large parts of southern Türkiye (Turkey) and northern Syria in February, millions have been left homeless.   Many of the buildings that didn’t collapse are now riddled with cracks and will need to be demolished. More than one million people are either living in overcrowded emergency shelters, or in government-supported tent cities […] Read more »
Textile workers are working inside a garment factory in Bangladesh. Photo: Fabeha Monir/Oxfam

Statement of solidarity: Oxfam condemns the killing of union leader, Shahidul Islam 

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Oxfam stands in solidarity with the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF), trade union leaders and all human rights defenders who stand up for workers’ rights and protect human rights. Oxfam learned of the horrific news of the brutal murder of Shahidul Islam, a union leader who was beaten to death on June 25th […] Read more »
Turkiye: The Oguz family from Gaziantep don’t know if they have a house to return to. They have lost everything. Photo: Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

Türkiye-Syria Earthquake: 3 Months On 

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It’s been just 3 months since the devastating earthquake that affected over 18 million people across Türkiye and Syria. The first in the early hours of the morning had a magnitude of 7.8, and was one of the strongest to hit the region in nearly 100 years. In the following days, the region experienced thousands […] Read more »
Hera, Timor-Leste: (L-R) Domingas Pereira, Milena Sarmento, Zenito Sarmento and .Julio da Silva Sarmento.from Youth Empowerment for Future (YEFF), who are advocating for a more diversified economy and specific budgetary support for agriculture in Timor-Leste, at their farm in Hera, outside Dili. Hadalan is Oxfam’s core influencing program in Timor-Leste that seeks to push for a more diversified economy, influence national debates, budgets and policy and bring youth, women, persons with disabilities, farmers and people in the municipalities to the table.

Oxfam’s Budget platform

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Bringing equality and compassion to the heart of the budget We all want a fair economy that works for people. One that ensures everyone can afford to keep a roofover their head, food on the table and has the opportunity to flourish. At Oxfam we are striving for fair and equal future without the inequalities […] Read more »
After Safaia Osman’s cattle died in the drought, she became a participant in Oxfam’s Cash Transfer Programme and Water Sanitation and Hygiene Non Food Item in Badana, Kenya. Now she has the clean water and food she needs to survive the drought. Credit: Loliwe Phiri/Oxfam

Help Fight Famine

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Right now, the world is experiencing multiple crises, where the impacts of COVID-19, conflict, growing inequality and climate change are escalating poverty and hunger. One in every 23 people on the planet needs emergency assistance to survive. East Africa is on the brink of famine with one person dying every 48 seconds in Ethiopia, Kenya […] 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 »