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South Sudan: more people hungry than ever despite famine pushed being back

In response to the new IPC figures that show that famine has been pushed back in the two counties of Leer and Mayendit – which have now gone from being in famine to humanitarian crisis – Sara Almer, Oxfam South Sudan Country Director, said: “Thanks to aid efforts, famine has been pushed back in most […]

Ten years since Intervention: It’s time to reset relations with Indigenous Australians

Commenting on the tenth anniversary of the controversial Northern Territory Intervention, Oxfam Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Program National Manager Justin McCaul said: “Political leaders should acknowledge the failure of the Northern Territory Intervention and recast policies to generate jobs and cut the horrendous rates of imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

World Refugee Day: Oxfam petition calls for increased humanitarian intake

To mark World Refugee Day, Oxfam will today hand over a petition with almost 42,000 signatures to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s electorate office calling for increased support for refugees. Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Policy Advisor Nicole Bieske said the petition was called Right to Refuge and had three asks. Almost 42,000 Australians joined Oxfam in calling […]

Oxfam welcomes launch of Australian Humanitarian Partnership

Oxfam welcomed today’s launch of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP) by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and the Government’s long-term funding commitment. At the launch event, held at the Australian Aid warehouse in Brisbane, Minister Bishop announced a five-year $50 million commitment to support humanitarian efforts through six trusted Australian humanitarian organisations and partners, including Oxfam. […]

Cholera in Yemen killing one person nearly every hour

Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if not contained will threaten the lives of thousands of people in the coming months, Oxfam said today. The humanitarian organisation is calling for a massive aid effort and an immediate ceasefire to allow health and […]

Adani mine will drive more people into poverty: Oxfam

Responding to reports that Adani has given final investment approval for its controversial Carmichael mega mine in Queensland, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Make no mistake, Adani’s proposed mine is a disaster for the world’s poor. More coal will drive more people into poverty through the devastating consequences of climate change and […]

Oxfam condemns US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Responding to US President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The US withdrawal from Paris is a grave injustice and historic act of recklessness. But it will not derail the world’s response to climate change. From India to the Pacific, countries are determined in their […]

Yemen: Swift injection of funds is needed after capital hit by surge of new cholera cases

A growing cholera crisis in Yemen, that has already killed more than 120 people with 11,000 suspected cases since April, could deteriorate rapidly unless donor governments immediately send the aid they pledged last month to help the struggling country, Oxfam warned today. The warning comes after authorities in Yemen’s capital Sana’a declared on Sunday that […]

Labor’s new tax policy shines light on hidden billions

Australia would become a world leader on tackling the tax dodging by multinationals that is robbing Australia and developing countries of billions of dollars that could be used to fight poverty under a Labor promise unveiled tonight, Oxfam Australia said. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke said an announcement in tonight’s Budget Reply that a […]

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