Oxfam is urging the Prime Minister to resist the pressure to overhaul the approach to closing the gap on Indigenous health.
Australia and other rich countries must increase flat-lining aid support to the millions of Syrians affected by conflict when they meet in London this week, Oxfam said.
Tropical Cyclone Ula could bring further heartache to people hit by Cyclone Pam last year as it passes close to Vanuatu’s southern islands this afternoon.
Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking hold in Australia’s backyard and around the world due to a super-charged El Niño, Oxfam said today.
A report just released by the UN’s climate change body shows that current country pledges to reduce emissions will not be enough to avoid dangerous climate change, Oxfam said today.
Relief for the 8 million people affected by the devastating Nepal earthquake six months ago is being disrupted by delays in reinstating the Nepal Government’s National Reconstruction Agency, Oxfam said.
Mexico’s coastal towns may have been spared the worst when super storm Hurricane Patricia reduced rapidly in intensity on making landfall, but as the storm continues to make its way across the country, the threat of flooding and landslides remains, Oxfam said.
The world is waiting to hear news of the destruction caused by Hurricane Patricia, with communication links down after the category five super storm pummelled Mexico’s south west coast today.
One of the strongest storms ever recorded, Hurricane Patricia, is about to hit the west coast of Mexico’s, south west coast packing wind gusts of more than 320km.
A New South Wales farmer, community leaders from Indigenous Australia and Kiribati, and Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke joined more than 20 Australians from all walks of life at Parliament House to meet with key decision-makers to urge substantially stronger action on climate change today.