AFRICA

Australia’s $4 million contribution to Central African Republic to make a critical difference

12 Mar 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of $4 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic.

Traders flee as widespread violence pushes Central African Republic into major food crisis

12 Feb 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Violence in Central African Republic has raised grave new fears of a market collapse which would exacerbate the current food crisis, international aid organisations warned today.

Oxfam working with UN in South Sudan

28 Dec 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

As the violence and insecurity spreads in South Sudan the needs of innocent people caught up in it, including more than 100,000 people who have fled their homes, are escalating day by day.

Situation for Malian refugees set to worsen as fighting escalates

22 Jan 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

With the recent escalation of the conflict in Mali, including the intervention of French and Malian armed forces, the dire situation for tens of thousands of Malian refugees is set to worsen, according to a new report published today by international aid agency Oxfam.

Oxfam urges Australia to use its UN Security Council role to protect civilians as Mali conflict escalates

17 Jan 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

With fighting intensifying in Mali and the French military intervention, Oxfam Australia fears there will be tighter restrictions on humanitarian access that will lead to a significant increase in the humanitarian needs of people in the region.

Oxfam steps up response to growing crisis in eastern Congo

27 Nov 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

As the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo grows, with thousands of people fleeing new fighting in the past 48 hours, international aid agency Oxfam is stepping up the supply of life-saving aid to more than 80,000 people in and around Goma.

Action on arms to safeguard millions

26 Nov 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

In the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, an AK-47 assault rifle costs as little as $20.

Humanitarian suffering set to worsen across eastern Congo following fall of Goma, Oxfam warns

23 Nov 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Recent conflict in eastern DRC has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, with an estimated 120,000 people now in urgent need of aid, international agency Oxfam said today.

Worst flooding in more than 80 years affecting half a million people in Niger

21 Sep 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam has warned that devastating floods in Niger are affecting more than 500,000 people, most of whose basic needs are not being met.

Natasha Stott Despoja in Burkina Faso with Oxfam to meet families affected by the West Africa food crisis

13 Aug 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Former leader of the Australian Democrats and South Australian senator Natasha Stott Despoja will travel to Burkina Faso in West Africa this week to meet with communities affected by the current food crisis.