Australia’s pledge of humanitarian aid to Syria has been put into perspective by the generosity of other rich countries, and further funding must be committed as soon as possible, Oxfam said.
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Australia and other rich countries must increase flat-lining aid support to the millions of Syrians affected by conflict when they meet in London this week, Oxfam said.
International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other first need items was finally allowed into Madaya where people have reportedly been dying of starvation. Aid is also today being delivered to other besieged areas including Fua’a and Kafraya. Agencies warned however that only a complete end […]
Tropical Cyclone Ula could bring further heartache to people hit by Cyclone Pam last year as it passes close to Vanuatu’s southern islands this afternoon.
Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking hold in Australia’s backyard and around the world due to a super-charged El Niño, Oxfam said today.
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.
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.