Oxfam on flood watch in Solomon Islands

2 Jul 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year.

Australia’s aid to rebuild Nepal falls short

26 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia’s pledge to the recovery of earthquake-rocked Nepal at a Kathmandu donor conference yesterday has been dwarfed by more generous members of the international community, Oxfam said today.

Nepal must be rebuilt stronger, Oxfam  

25 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government and the international community must support the Nepalese Government to grasp a golden opportunity to rebuild the country to be more resilient to future disasters, Oxfam said ahead of a donors’ conference in Kathmandu today.

International humanitarian agencies: Permanent Yemen ceasefire needed now to safeguard millions

12 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Humanitarian agencies are calling on the international community to support a lasting solution that could save the lives of millions of civilians in Yemen, as the United Nations prepares to host peace talks on Sunday June 14th in Geneva.

Time running out to get aid to Nepalis before Monsoon

11 Jun 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Time is running out for aid workers to get vital assistance and pre-positioned supplies to people affected by the Nepal earthquakes, with the monsoon season about to start and tens of thousands of people still living outdoors in makeshift shelters.

Oxfam condemns aid warehouse bombing in Yemen

20 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam has vehemently condemned yesterday’s Coalition airstrike on an Oxfam warehouse in Saada Governorate in northern Yemen.

Oxfam urges Australian government to give its fair share of aid to Syria

31 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement today of $20 million for food, medical assistance, shelter and protection to people in need inside Syria, as well as refugees and their host communities in Lebanon, but called on it to increase the amount to what is Australia’s fair share – $149 million. Today’s announcement by the […]

Westpac’s closure of vital lifeline could be catastrophic for Somalia – Oxfam

30 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Westpac Bank’s decision to end remittances to Somalia could see vulnerable Somalis struggle even more to access basic necessities like food, water and shelter, according to Oxfam. Westpac has confirmed that all banking services to remittance companies will close on 31 March, citing increasing risk concerns and tightening interpretation of international and domestic regulations. Westpac is the only major Australian […]

Fundraising Buzz around Oxfam Vanuatu Appeal

27 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australians continue to find innovative ways to raise donations to help the people of Vanuatu recover from the devastation of Cyclone Pam but one fundraising effort is currently creating a real buzz. Inventors of crowdfunding success story Flow™ Hive, are raffling off the very first of their revolutionary new beehives to come off the production […]

International governments fail on strong disaster risk reduction agreement

19 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Despite an impassioned plea from the President of Vanuatu at the Disaster Risk Reduction world conference in Japan earlier this week, international governments  last night adopted a framework that is not up to the task of dealing with the increasing risk of disasters to the world’s poor. Among the agreement’s shortcomings is the failure to agree concrete […]