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Story Bridge Turns Green for Oxfam

29 Jan 2014 by Oxfam Australia Media

From 3-16 February, Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge will be illuminated ‘Oxfam Green’ to spotlight the global launch of a new 55km version of Oxfam Trailwalker – Australia’s leading charity endurance event.

Oxfam honours Nelson Mandela

6 Dec 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of Nelson Mandela, an extraordinary leader whose immense sacrifice has inspired millions across the world.

Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people in first phase of crisis

16 Nov 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Aid agency working closely with local partners and community leaders in unprecedented operation International aid agency Oxfam is working to help 100,000 people in desperate need of water, basic sanitation and shelter in the areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke, said families were desperate for basic essentials like […]

Aid reaches Typhoon Haiyan survivors as roads open to devastated areas

15 Nov 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Much needed aid is beginning to reach survivors of Typhoon Haiyan desperate for food, water and medicine, after a marked improvement in access to roads, seaports and air strips, Oxfam said today. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Helen Szoke, currently in the Philippines said aid was now getting through to those in need of basic supplies. […]

Oxfam Trailwalker Perth breaks global record as participants complete 100km challenge

20 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Western Australians embraced the state’s first Oxfam Trailwalker event this weekend, with 1,196 walkers completing the tough charity challenge. More participants were attracted to Oxfam Trailwalker Perth than in any other inaugural Trailwalker event around the world, and fundraised a staggering $1.3 million for Oxfam’s work helping some of the world’s poorest people out of […]

First Oxfam Trailwalker runners storm home to finish Perth 100km event in less than 11 hours

18 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

  The first participants of Trailwalker Perth finished the 100km event in just 10 hour 49 minutes last night, setting an impressive record for the inaugural event. Team 456’s Holiday Xperience were first across the finish line at Perth’s tough new charity challenge on Friday, with team member David Overend creating a new record for […]

Inaugural Trailwalker Perth event attracts 1500 people to start 100km charity challenge

18 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

The inaugural Oxfam Trailwalker Perth event will begin this morning, with thousands of gutsy walkers set to tackle a gruelling 100km Western Australian trail over 48 hours. Today, 390 teams of four will walk or run 100km in Western Australian bush from Kalamunda to Chidlow in the Perth Hills, raising money for Oxfam Australia. Oxfam […]

Cyclone leaves destruction and homelessness in India, Oxfam will provide relief to 60,000 people affected

15 Oct 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

International aid agency Oxfam will provide water, sanitation and shelter to 60,000 people affected by Cyclone Phailin. The storm, one of the country’s biggest natural disasters in years, left India on Sunday, leaving almost nine million people affected.

A hotter world is a hungrier world warns Oxfam ahead of IPCC report

23 Sep 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

Climate change will leave families caught in a vicious spiral of falling incomes, rising food prices, and declining quality of food, leading to a devastating impact on the health of millions, an Oxfam report warns. Oxfam’s new report Growing Disruption offers an up-to-date assessment of the links between climate change and the many causes of […]

Australia’s overseas aid program must remain focused on fighting poverty: Oxfam

18 Sep 2013 by Oxfam Australia Media

International development agency Oxfam Australia says the new Australian Government must ensure the fundamental purpose of Australia’s overseas aid program is to reduce poverty.