Oxfam reaching Nepal’s most isolated in race against monsoon

25 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

One month on since the first earthquake hit Nepal, Oxfam is working with mountain guides and porters to deliver life-saving aid to the most remote communities before the fast approaching monsoon hits the country.

‘Pee-power’ to light camps in disaster zones

5 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

A toilet, conveniently situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), is proving pee can generate electricity. The prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are […]

Cuts to foreign aid could jeopardise disaster preparedness gains since Boxing Day tsunami, Oxfam

22 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Disaster risk reduction work carried out since the Boxing Day Tsunami would save thousands of lives if the waves hit again today, but the Australian Government’s cuts to foreign aid pose a risk to future work on disaster preparation in our region.

Oxfam aid workers in the Philippines on high alert, ready to respond to typhoon Hagupit

6 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Despite the slight downgrading of Typhoon Hagupit Oxfam emergency responders remain on high alert, with the storm still recording windspeeds of up to 231km/m and posing a significant threat to millions of people in the Philippines.

Oxfam ready to respond as Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines

5 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is prepared for a major disaster response in the Philippines after Cyclone Hagupit was upgraded to a Super Typhoon – the same classification as Typhoon Haiyan – which wrought destruction on the country a year ago.

Australia must protect the foreign aid budget to reduce the costs of poverty and inequality

1 Dec 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam has called on the Australian Government to rule out further raids on the aid budget that would diminish the fight against poverty and inequality, following speculation today that the aid budget might again be in the firing line for cuts.

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.

Oxfam verdict on the G20 summit

16 Nov 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

The G20’s promise to pursue inclusive and sustainable growth is welcome, but its response to the Ebola crisis is dangerously inadequate.

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.