‘Pee-power’ to light camps in disaster zones

5 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity. The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are […]

Cutting remittance lifeline will deepen Somali crisis, Oxfam

19 Feb 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The impending closure of the last bank accounts used to transfer money from Australia to thousands of vulnerable families in Somalia is part of a global trend that could push millions of people deeper into poverty, a new report released by Oxfam says.

Call for post-Ebola recovery plan to prevent double disaster

27 Jan 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government and the international community to develop a multi-million dollar post-Ebola recovery plan to put the West Africa countries hit by the crisis back on their feet.

Treaty designed to stem flow of deadly weapons becomes international law

24 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The landmark Arms Trade Treaty designed to halt the flow of deadly weapons to human rights abusers and oppressive governments will become international law today after more than 10 years in the making.

Cuts to foreign aid could jeopardise disaster preparedness gains since Boxing Day tsunami, Oxfam

22 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Disaster risk reduction work carried out since the Boxing Day Tsunami would save thousands of lives if the waves hit again today, but the Australian Government’s cuts to foreign aid pose a risk to future work on disaster preparation in our region.

Oxfam ready to respond as Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines

5 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is prepared for a major disaster response in the Philippines after Cyclone Hagupit was upgraded to a Super Typhoon – the same classification as Typhoon Haiyan – which wrought destruction on the country a year ago.

Oxfam monitoring Typhoon Hagupit threat in Philippines

4 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is closely watching Typhoon Hagupit and has contingency stocks and staff on standby, as the Philippines prepares for the storm to make landfall this weekend.

Oxfam welcomes deployment of Australian health workers to Sierra Leone Ebola response

28 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke today welcomed news of the imminent deployment of Australian health workers by medical company Aspen Medical to Sierra Leone to assist with the treatment of Ebola patients.

G20 must heed call to action in fight against killer Ebola virus

15 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

World leaders taking their seats at the G2O Brisbane Summit today must heed the call to pull together and act now to stop Ebola, before it’s too late.

Oxfam welcomes Treasurer Joe Hockey’s comments on inequality and Ebola

13 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam has today welcomed comments from Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey that the G20 needs to crack down on tax dodging if nations want to reduce poverty and turn rising inequality around.