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CURRENT EMERGENCIES

When disaster strikes we’re there. These are just a few of the emergencies we’re responding to right now:

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    Oxfam Australia's Indigenous Health program works on Mornington Island in the Gulf region of Queensland. These images are of the communities who benefit from our work. PHOTO: Wayne Quilliam/OxfamAUS

    Indigenous Australia

    Poverty in Australia is just as harsh as it is in developing countries and it’s our Indigenous Australians who are among the most disadvantaged.

    Ursula takes in the changing landscape of Huene Island. Tulele Peisa and CEO Ursula Rakova are coordinating the evacuation of Carteret Islanders from their homes as they become the worlds first "Climate Refugees". Ursula is a native of the Carteret Islands and owns land on Huene Island. Her family will be among the refugees.

    Climate change

    The poorest nations in the world are suffering most because of the actions of rich nations like ours. What are we going to do about it?

    Photo: Timothy Herbert/OxfamAUS

    Workers’ rights

    Are your sports shoes made in sweatshops? Nike and other sports brands make huge profits while the people who make their products often struggle to meet their basic needs. Is this fair?

    Kuchichipitti. Health Clinic.. Dr Jean Yuan

    Health

    Oxfam is working hard to improve health Poor health affects people’s ability to improve their lives.

    Coop members in paddy fields, replanting rice

    Helping people help themselves

    Poor people can take control, solve their own problems, and rely on themselves – with the right support. That’s where we come in.

    Kirubaharan carrying sacks of rice for distribution. He works for Oxfam Australia's partner KPNDU (Koralaipattu North Development Union). KPDNU is building temporary shelters and distributing food and non food items.

    Millennium Development Goals

    In 2000, 191 member countries of the United Nations (including Australia) came together to set the target of halving world poverty by 2015.

    Since Teuk Teoun received a water filter from Oxfam a year ago, her family hasn't been sick with vomiting or diarrhoea. (Romadar village, Cambodia)

    Water, sanitation and hygiene

    Think water restrictions are tough? Almost 900 million people in the world do not have access to clean water – or one in eight people.

    A survivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban in the eastern Philippine island of Leyte on November 11, 2013. Photo: AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

    Emergencies

    We work to protect people from disasters and conflict because every human being has a right to live in safety.

    Photo: John Sones/OxfamAUS

    Education

    Education is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against poverty. But millions of children can’t attend school because their families need them to work for survival.

    Fairtade farmer in Kup District, Mangle Village, Papua New Guinea. Photo: Jerry Galea/OxfamAUS

    Trade

    World trade rules are rigged in favour of the rich. And it’s these rigged trade rules and double standards that are stopping

    Youth going to OIYP in Sydney

    Youth

    Half of the world’s population is under 25 years of age. This is why Oxfam understands that young people are the most

    Joel Chiziane/OxfamAus

    HIV and AIDS

    Every day, more than 8,500 people around the world die of AIDS-related illness.

    Volunteer peer educators from the Centre for Positive Care practice their singing in rural Venda, Limpopo Province.

    Gender equality

    Discrimination and injustice are major causes of poverty worldwide, and women and girls bear the brunt of it in all aspects of their lives.

    Photo: John Sones/OxfamAUS

    Infrastructure, people and environment

    People’s lives can be transformed by progress and growth with impacts that are not always beneficial.

    Portrait of Solomon Islander woman Jemimah John, 21 and her daughter by their river and next to the local church. Jemimah was one of four Solomon Islander women who attended a Women and Mining Conference.

    Mining

    More and more, the Australian mining industry is active in countries where corruption is rife and conflict is an ever-present risk.

    Photo: Tom Greenwood/Oxfam

    GROW

    We can grow more food more fairly and more sustainably. We can press governments to take urgent action to reform bad policies, to preserve scarce resources and share them fairly.

    Photo: Fernando Moleres/Oxfam

    Corporate accountability

    Oxfam works together with individuals and communities to ensure that businesses respect and protect human rights throughout their operations.

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Oxfam Australia is part of a global movement of dedicated people working hard to fight poverty and injustice around the world.

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