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.
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.
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.