EAST 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.

Three years after independence and South Sudan deep in crisis

9 Jul 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Three years after achieving independence, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is deepening and the risk of famine will continue to edge closer unless urgent action is taken immediately, international aid agency Oxfam warned today.

Australia on track to meet South Sudan aid funding target

21 May 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s pledge of $2.6 million to help address the triple threat of conflict, hunger and preventable disease facing the people of South Sudan, with Australia now well placed to meet its fair share of international contributions.

South Sudan on cholera alert as donors meet to pledge funds

20 May 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The people of South Sudan, already exposed to conflict and hunger, face a new threat, with the outbreak of cholera focussing the urgent need for international assistance ahead of today’s donor pledging conference in Oslo.

South Sudan ceasefire crucial in fight against hunger

11 May 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

South Sudan’s ceasefire agreement must be adhered to in order to prevent the war-torn country’s hunger
crisis spiralling further out of control, Oxfam said.

Somalia’s food crisis to worsen in coming months: Oxfam

9 Oct 2012 by Oxfam Australia Media

Somalia is on the brink of a serious and prolonged humanitarian crisis due to critical shortages in water and food that are likely to get worse, according to a new report by international aid agency Oxfam.

Philippines floods: Oxfam warns of disease outbreak as hygiene conditions worsen at shelters

22 Dec 2011 by Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam today warned that a disease outbreak is “waiting to happen” unless authorities quickly manage the shortage of water supply and address sanitation needs.