Australia’s pledge of humanitarian aid to Syria has been put into perspective by the generosity of other rich countries, and further funding must be committed as soon as possible, Oxfam said.
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Australian international aid and community sector agencies today united behind churches
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Australia and other rich countries must increase flat-lining aid support to the millions of Syrians affected by conflict when they meet in London this week, Oxfam said.
The news that Australia is one of 31 countries to sign an agreement in Paris to confidentially share tax information on multinational companies is only a baby step towards greater tax transparency, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia’s Finance for Development Manager Joy Kyriacou said much more needed to be done to create a more […]
People in parts of Ethiopia are walking for two days to get water for their families and animals as the country suffers its worst drought in 30 years. In Siti zone in the east of the country, many people have told Oxfam that they are dependent on food aid to survive, but some are sharing […]
The gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past year with 62 people now owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the world’s poorest – and Australia has not escaped the trend, according to an Oxfam report published today.
International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other first need items was finally allowed into Madaya where people have reportedly been dying of starvation. Aid is also today being delivered to other besieged areas including Fua’a and Kafraya. Agencies warned however that only a complete end […]
Tropical Cyclone Ula could bring further heartache to people hit by Cyclone Pam last year as it passes close to Vanuatu’s southern islands this afternoon.
Oxfam is ready to respond with staff on the ground after a 6.8 strong earthquake rocked North Eastern India this morning.
The countdown to Christmas is on and it can be a tricky time to come up with gift ideas for the people you love. It’s also a time of giving to those who need it most.