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.

Three years on and the crisis continues to escalate in Syria

14 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate and moves into its fourth year, Australia is being urged now more than ever to deliver desperately needed assistance.

Mass evacuation as Mount Kelud erupts

14 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

A mass evacuation has been ordered following the eruption of Mount Kelud on the main island of Java, Indonesia. Oxfam is currently working closely with partners on the ground to assess the situation and is preparing for the distribution of thousands of face-masks to protect people from harmful smoke and ash.

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).

Australia pledge to Syria humanitarian crisis appeal deeply disappointing – Oxfam

16 Jan 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australia has pledged just AU$10 million to help Syrians struggling to survive the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st Century both inside Syria and in refugee camps outside of the country.

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.

Cyclone leaves destruction and homelessness in India, Oxfam will provide relief to 60,000 people affected

15 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam will provide water, sanitation and shelter to 60,000 people affected by Cyclone Phailin. The storm, one of the country’s biggest natural disasters in years, left India on Sunday, leaving almost nine million people affected.

Put yourself in their shoes: we’re not so different to those uprooted by Syrian crisis

8 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

If you’ve ever lived away from home, you’ve probably experienced those pangs of homesickness that can spring from nowhere. One minute, you’re going about your business and the next, something small will spark a memory of home, family or friends.

First ever United Nations Security Council resolution on small arms to be adopted tomorrow

26 Sep 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

A landmark, Australian-led resolution to tackle the devastating impacts of small arms and light weapons is expected to be adopted by the United Nations Security Council tomorrow, signalling a major step forward in international cooperation on arms control, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said.

Australia can use UN position to make world mark

23 Sep 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Now down to its final week as president of the United Nations Security Council, Australia has a real chance to make its mark on the powerful body.