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Oxfam and local partners prepared to respond as Mangkhut makes landfall

Oxfam and its local partner organisation in the Philippines, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) witnessed the destructive force of Super Typhoon Mangkhut today, known locally as Ompong, which made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 1.40am local time. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bringing with it high winds and nonstop torrential rains as it heads towards Luzon […]

Fear and violence could undermine efforts to contain Ebola in DR Congo

New cases of Ebola found in urban areas over the past few days show the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not yet under control and the next few weeks will be critical to containing the virus. Despite a strong response, not enough is being done to help communities overcome understandable […]

Climate a leading cause as UN finds global hunger rises again

Commenting on the United Nations annual report published today on global food security and nutrition, Oxfam Australia’s Food, Climate and Humanitarian spokesman Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “The UN report estimates that 821 million people were undernourished last year – the third consecutive year of rising hunger and a dismaying return to levels of a decade […]

Fate of millions of people in international hands as disaster looms in Idlib, Syria – Oxfam

Two top level international meetings due to take place today could be the last hope for preventing disaster for over 2.5 million Syrian civilians living in Idlib, in the country’s north-west, as an attack looms. The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the situation in Idlib, following an earlier meeting between the leaders […]

August the bloodiest month for civilians in Yemen – Oxfam

August has been the bloodiest month this year for civilians in Yemen, with 300 children killed among almost 1000 civilian casualties. This is due to a combination of the warring parties’ reckless disregard for civilian lives and the failure of their political backers to offer any action to prevent the carnage, Oxfam said today. The […]

In the bag: Oxfam Australia recognised in top innovator list for 2018

Oxfam Australia was last night recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s most innovative organisations after it was ranked 96 in the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Most Innovative Companies List for 2018. The annual innovator list, judged by leading innovation consultancy Inventium, looks at the top innovations across Australia and New Zealand in the […]

Thousands of Syrians out of reach of aid – Oxfam

Thousands of Syrians forced from their homes due to the recent fighting in Dar’a Province in southern Syria are unable to get the help they desperately need, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Amid scorching summer temperatures, families need shelter, water, food and medical care but access for humanitarian agencies is limited and not enough […]

Yemen: Hodeidah cannot be allowed to become a graveyard – Oxfam

Conditions for more than half a million people in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah are steadily deteriorating, with food in short supply and seriously damaged water and sewage systems increasing the risk of cholera, Oxfam said today. More than 80,000 people have fled their homes, despite a recent reduction in the intensity of the fighting. […]

Oxfam welcomes suggested amendments to Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill

Responding to the report released today by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security that suggests amending to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) Bill to exempt the work of Australian charities, Oxfam Australia’s Head of Public Policy and Advocacy Rachel Ball said: “Oxfam Australia welcomes the Committee’s recommendation that the FITS Bill be […]

Rohingya refugees unprepared as monsoon rains, flooding and landslides continue – Oxfam

The monsoon rains falling on the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar, southern Bangladesh, have caused over 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 refugees, Oxfam said today. A survey of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh carried out by Oxfam before the start of the monsoon season found that more than half were almost completely […]

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