Oxfam responds to COVID-19 crisis in India

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As India grapples with a deadly second wave of coronavirus, Oxfam teams are on the ground saving lives with vital medical supplies and food rations.

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India hit by devastating wave of COVID-19

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India has been hit by a devastating wave of COVID-19. Oxfam is responding with food, hygiene kits and protective equipment.

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Myanmar: COVID-19, conflict, and a whole year of internet blackout

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One whole year since hundreds of thousands of people across Myanmar have been without internet as they face both conflict and a global pandemic.

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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.

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On the frontline of the pandemic

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Oxfam Australia’s Programs Director, Anthea Spinks, highlights the threat of coronavirus to people in vulnerable communities including refugee camps.

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Turning your emergency donation into instant aid with Blockchain

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New Blockchain technology has the potential to deliver emergency cash transfers in a faster, cheaper and more transparent fashion than ever before.

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Time for honesty about climate damages and the scale of Australia’s responsibilities

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Recent extreme weather events, in Australia and globally, are demonstrating that we are already living in the climate crisis.

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A shaky arrival in Nepal

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Lives were lost, homes reduced to rubble, and livelihoods shattered — but Muna survived. And amid the chaos, she welcomed her second son into the world.

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Living, loving, laughing proof of human resilience

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With five grandchildren in her care, Zivei survived the worst of Zimbabwe’s drought with her spirit and humour intact.

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Syria Crisis: How can we go back to a Syria that no longer exists?

How can we go back to a Syria that no longer exists?

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Seven years after the Syria crisis began, women, children and men continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by enormous human suffering, relentless destruction and a blatant disregard for human rights.

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Famine looms in South Sudan

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South Sudan’s brutal four-year civil war has left four million people displaced and killed thousands. It has also forced millions into poverty and is pushing people to their absolute limits. Oxfam aid worker Tim Bierley shares some of the horrific stories that have become almost commonplace in the country.

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Syria: Civilians in urgent need as violence escalates in Ghouta

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“I can hear children crying as they listen to the thunderous shelling and mortars”. Moutaz Adham, Oxfam’s Country Director, Syria shares his view of the escalating Syrian crisis from on the ground in Damascus.

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Rohingya refugee mothers tell their story

More than half of the 626,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are women and girls. There are 120,000 pregnant women and new mothers. Shompa*, Marjina* and Kahinoor* are three such women.
These are their stories.

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We must not fail the Rohingya again

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Oxfam International Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, calls on the international community to plug the funding aid gap, and international leaders to act to prevent another eruption of the Rohingya crisis.

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The latest push for peace in South Sudan: we must end this war.

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It’s been five years since civil war broke out in South Sudan. Earlier this year, Oxfam International’s Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, visited the country and met some of the strong, hard-working, self-sacrificing women who have been turned into widows and beggars by the conflict.

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The perilous flight of a Rohingya refugee

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Since August 25, over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed over into Bangladesh’s southeastern districts. More than half are women. They have faced a treacherous journey across the border. Laila made the journey, five months pregnant and with her two children. This is her story.

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A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families are living in makeshift camps, without shelter and clean water. If they’re lucky, they may have plastic sheeting to sleep under, but mostly they are huddled under sarongs.

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Hurricane Irma: Oxfam is ready to save lives

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Oxfam is on the ground in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba ready to mobilise when Hurricane Irma hits.

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Helen Szoke in South Sudan: Hope in a time of hunger

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This month Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke visited Oxfam programs in South Sudan delivering clean water, sanitation and vital humanitarian assistance to families facing hunger and famine.

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Yemen on the brink: conflict is pushing millions towards famine

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More than two years of brutal conflict in Yemen have forced millions of families to leave their homes, and pushed many more to the brink of famine. 60 percent of the population are suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition.

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“I am worried about my children. What will they eat?”

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For more than 16 months, Ethiopia has been in drought. Water reserves are running out, crops are burnt and dying, and people don’t have enough food or water for themselves, let alone the livestock they rely on to make a living.

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How we’re scraping by through the Yemen war

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With the international media focused on the war in Syria, the Yemeni crisis is largely forgotten. The country is under total blockade and 7 million people are on the brink of starvation. Oxfam’s Mujeeb Al-Jaradi describes what life is like in the forgotten crisis.

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How canoes are saving lives in South Sudan

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A unique Oxfam run canoeing program in South Sudan is assisting communities to seek refuge rapidly in an emergency, and helps the canoe operators to earn the money they need to support their families.

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Why is there famine in South Sudan and what can be done

Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and millions more in dire need of help. This is a man-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse.

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