MEDIA RELEASES

South Sudan warning: respond to humanitarian crisis now or face a larger catastrophe later

23 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international community needs to step up efforts to help stop the conflict and saves lives with a massive injection of emergency aid.

Australia breaking ground on Security Council, but must shift words into action

16 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

With just eight months left before Australia hands back its seat on the UN Security Council, there is little time left to fully maximize this rare opportunity to make a real difference for people who are caught up in the horror of war in places like Syria and Afghanistan.

Tsunami warning issued for Solomon Islands following another earthquake

13 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

A tsunami warning has been issued for the Solomon Islands following an earthquake in Makira this morning.

Funding to assist Solomon Islands on road to recovery

12 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Supporting the immediate emergency response and restoring the sustainability of affected communities will be central to the assistance delivered to the Solomon Islands as part of the Australian government’s $3 million funding package, Oxfam Australia said today.

A fair trade Easter gives cocoa farmers taste of a better life

10 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is encouraging Australians to have a Fair Trade Easter, after IBISWorld data confirms spending on chocolate is set to be $191.4 million – a 4.5 per cent rise from last year.

Water of major concern as recovery efforts underway in Solomon Islands

9 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

With recovery efforts in Honiara and its surrounds underway following devastating flooding, there is growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region, growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region, international aid agency Oxfam said today.

One fifth of Honiara’s population in evacuation centres

6 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Tens of thousands of people in and around Honiara have been left homeless by the recent flash flooding and heavy rains in the Solomon Islands.

Oxfam assists following flash flooding in Solomon Islands

3 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

People are being urgently evacuated and homes have been destroyed following flash flooding in the Solomon Islands’ capital of Honiara, where there has been extremely heavy rain over several days.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women meet to Straight Talk in Victoria

1 Apr 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all over Victoria will meet in Melbourne today for the state’s first-ever regional Straight Talk, a gathering which supports indigenous women to make positive changes in their communities through political influence.

IPCC report heightens warning of climate change impact on food security

31 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

A major new scientific assessment released today by the UN’s top climate scientists presents climate change not as a distant, future threat to food availability, but as a clear and present danger that highlights a major reversal in the fight against hunger.