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Oxfam welcomes interim report of Independent Commission on safeguarding

Oxfam International welcomes the publication of the Independent Commission’s interim report as an important step that will help it tackle the root causes of abuse, including issues arising from power imbalances within its confederation. The report is published today as Oxfam sets out further progress towards its Ten-Point Plan, announced in February 2018, of which […]

Tsunami survivors in Sulawesi rebuilding three months on, but need remains

Three months on from the devastating 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi (28 December 2018), tens of thousands of people forced from their homes and facing extreme poverty since the disaster had benefited from vital aid, but many communities remained in need, Oxfam said today. More than 2000 people died, 68,000 homes were […]

Oxfam ready to respond as dozens killed after tsunami in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait

Oxfam is getting ready to respond to tsunami-affected communities in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, with reports that more than 43 people have died and hundreds more injured following a tsunami that struck islands in the Strait last night. Coastal communities in the Sundra Strait are believed to be among the worst hit from the tsunami, with […]

Oxfam applauds Labor’s commitment to lift Australian aid

Responding to commitments in the ALP National Platform that Labor will boost Australia’s overseas aid program by a percentage of gross national income (GNI) every year it is in government if successful at the next election, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Today’s commitment made at the Labor Party National Conference is the […]

Oxfam welcomes ALP promise of funding boost to humanitarian relief

Responding to the announcement that Labor would commit $30 million in urgent humanitarian relief funding to address the urgent humanitarian crisis affecting the Rohingya people, and towards the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Oxfam welcomes this commitment to these two pressing crises, but we know that the world is […]

Australia isolated on climate change: Oxfam

Australia is poised to fall even further behind in the global race to tackle climate change amid a groundswell of support for urgent action, Oxfam Australia warned today as leaders from across the globe gathered in Poland for the United Nations’ annual climate change conference. Oxfam Australia Climate Change Adviser Simon Bradshaw, who is in […]

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