Fiji faces further extreme weather today as Tropical Cyclone Zena threatens to damage already weakened buildings and crops, and heavy rains bring “catastrophic” flooding, just over a month after the country was hit by Cyclone Winston.
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The equivalent of more than a quarter of Australia’s population is on the brink of starvation in Yemen after a year of devastating conflict, Oxfam said today. The scarcity of food caused by the fighting compounded by a looming financial crisis, risks pushing millions into famine. Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Advocacy Lead Nicole Bieske said the […]
The personal stories of the mothers, fathers and children behind the incomprehensible number of deaths and displacement from the Syria crisis will bring the true impact of the conflict home for Australians today, with the launch of a hard-hitting online photography exhibition.
With at least 250,000 people killed in Syria in the past 5 years of conflict and more than 11.4 million forced to flee their homes, the Turnbull Government must step up diplomatic pressure to help end the nightmare war.
At least 60 million people around the world are now certain to face worsening hunger and poverty throughout 2016 because of El Niño-fuelled drought and crop failures. The international community can still help prevent an even deeper crisis, but it will take more speed, organisation and resources. Damage is hitting different countries in different ways. […]
Oxfam water filtering equipment that will be vital in preventing the spread of waterborne disease in the weeks following Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston has arrived on the ground in Fiji, as Oxfam steps up its response.
Access to clean water and sanitation will be one of the greatest needs in Fiji’s Tropical Cyclone Winston response, and must be prioritised, Oxfam said today.
The Fijian Government is still trying to contact areas that haven’t been heard from since being struck by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston on the weekend.
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.
Australian international aid and community sector agencies today united behind churches
across the country who are opening their doors to asylum seekers facing removal back
to offshore detention centres.