A New South Wales farmer, community leaders from Indigenous Australia and Kiribati, and Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke joined more than 20 Australians from all walks of life at Parliament House to meet with key decision-makers to urge substantially stronger action on climate change today.
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The threat of flooding and landslides remains high as Typhoon Koppu moves across the northern Philippines.
While Australian farmers nervously wait to see how a forecast El Niño might affect food production, Oxfam’s new report finds that at least ten million poor people around the world, including at least 2 million people in the Pacific, face hunger this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change […]
Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s u-turn on compassion for refugees with its announcement of a one-off intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees and an additional $44 million in humanitarian funding for the Syria crisis, but said it was disappointed that the government hadn’t gone further.
As the global refugee crisis continues to deepen, three leading aid agencies have joined forces to call on the Australian Government to extend its compassion for Syrian refugees to others, to ensure good intentions for one region don’t prolong suffering in other areas.
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 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.
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.
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 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.