Oxfam Australia is calling for the Australian Government to commit to a time frame for the resettlement of the agreed 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq. Chief Executive Helen Szoke said it’s been almost a year since the Government committed to resettle Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Australia. “The announcement was made last September and […]
Australia must triple its annual humanitarian intake within five years in the face of the unprecedented number of men, women and children forced to flee their homes, international aid agency Oxfam said today. Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke said Australia was the 12th richest nation on earth, yet hosted a shameful 0.2 per cent of […]
Oxfam, Care, Handicap International, Mercy Corps, Intersos and Save the Children condemn the Saudi-led coalition airstrike today on a hospital supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Abs, in Hajja governorate. The six agencies call for an independent investigation on this attack, the fourth of its kind on an MSF-supported facility in Yemen in less […]
Six aid agencies today expressed their disappointment that the Saudi-led Coalition has not been put back on the UN’s list of parties responsible for grave violations against children in Yemen.
Warring parties, international community and UN peacekeeping force must do more to protect civilians and aid agencies
Responding to the new revelations of the Panama Papers (https://panamapapers.icij.org), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said:
“The latest Panama Papers revelations expose rampant tax dodging that is allowing multinational companies to avoid paying their dues, particularly how shadow companies are shifting billions in revenue derived from highly lucrative mining and extractives operations across Africa,” Dr Szoke said.
Escalating violence in South Sudan which has tragically claimed lives and posed ongoing serious threats to civilians is to be condemned, international aid agency Oxfam Australia said today.
Oxfam is using its in-country aid stocks to provide essential household items and portable toilets to families hit by the Sri Lankan landslides and flood.
Oxfam has deployed an expert assessment team to determine its full response to a major earthquake that struck off the coast of Ecuador on the evening of 16 April (local time).
Australia’s actions on climate change fall woefully short of the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Government must immediately lift its game, Oxfam has said, as world leaders prepare to formally sign the agreement in New York next week.