AFRICA

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.

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.

Oxfam reaction to UN assessment that deadline to bring the Ebola outbreak under control by December 1st will not be met

26 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam today said the international response to Ebola must continue at full speed after the UN announced that the December 1 deadline to bring the outbreak of the deadly disease under control will not be met.

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.

Oxfam welcomes Australian-United Kingdom agreement on evacuation protocol for Australian Ebola responders

5 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement that it has secured an agreement guaranteeing medical treatment and evacuation arrangements for Australian citizens responding to the outbreak in West Africa, as well as $24 million worth of additional support to respond to the crisis.

Oxfam’s Ebola response – water, sanitation, hygiene and public education

1 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is on the ground in West Africa working to stop the spread of Ebola. We have so far reached 429,000 people in Liberia and Sierra Leone through community health and water, sanitation and hygiene programs, and 2.3 million people through public communications to educate people on how to best protect themselves from catching the disease. We aim […]

UN’s Ebola response plan 30 days in: positive steps, but Ebola crisis far from over

31 Oct 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Today marks the half way point in the UN’s 60 day Ebola response plan to bring the outbreak under control by the end of November and while progress is being made, more needs to be done to contain the disease before this window closes.

Australian businesses urged to join fight against Ebola

30 Oct 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam will today call on Australian business and industry to join NGOs and governments around the world in the fight against Ebola at a national forum.