FOREIGN AID

Australia’s $4 million contribution to Central African Republic to make a critical difference

12 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of $4 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

Traders flee as widespread violence pushes Central African Republic into major food crisis

12 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Violence in Central African Republic has raised grave new fears of a market collapse which would exacerbate the current food crisis, international aid organisations warned today.

Typhoon Haiyan three months on

7 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Thanks to the generosity of the Australian public, Oxfam has helped almost 550,000 people hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan but, three months on from the devastating storm, there is still much more to be done.

Funding to support families experiencing domestic violence in PNG

6 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomes funding from the Australia Government today for a project supporting families experiencing sexual and domestic violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Australian aid an investment in security and prosperity: Oxfam

18 Jan 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Details released today of government cuts to Australian aid meant that Australia would be investing less in security, prosperity and in improving the lives of those living in extreme poverty, Oxfam Australia said today.

Oxfam working with UN in South Sudan

28 Dec 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

As the violence and insecurity spreads in South Sudan the needs of innocent people caught up in it, including more than 100,000 people who have fled their homes, are escalating day by day.

Australia’s overseas aid program must remain focused on fighting poverty: Oxfam

18 Sep 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

International development agency Oxfam Australia says the new Australian Government must ensure the fundamental purpose of Australia’s overseas aid program is to reduce poverty.

Oxfam welcomes incoming government, seeks action on overseas aid, climate change and Indigenous health

8 Sep 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam Australia welcomes the incoming Coalition government and looks forward to working together on key issues to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people – both here in Australia and overseas. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke is available for comment on federal election issues relevant to Oxfam’s […]

Senate report on extreme weather and climate warming paves way for rethink on emissions target

7 Aug 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

CLIMATE politics may have been back in the headlines recently, but have we forgotten why we cared so much about cutting carbon pollution in the first place?

Why aid should keep growing

6 Aug 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

IT’S week one of the formal election campaign, and all parties are in full swing outlining why they deserve our vote.

The amount of money Australia gives in overseas aid won’t be a defining issue of this election. Indeed, on Friday, the Federal Government yet again treated the aid budget like an ATM, announcing it would strip foreign aid to pay for its refugee deal with Papua New Guinea.