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Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities

In a statement issued today, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision called on international governments to generously fund the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis. While the agencies applaud the ambitious new JRP—an appeal for US$ 920.5 million to assist 1.25 million people, including 909,000 Rohingya refugees and 336,000 host community members—they […]

Oxfam disappointed with limited focus of Closing the Gap report

Responding to the launch of the Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap report this morning, Oxfam Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Program National Manager Ngarra Murray said: “We are disappointed that the Prime Minister has limited his response to the Closing the Gap agenda by outlining new initiatives in only the area of education. […]

Oxfam congratulates Chair of the Board on Member of Order of Australia award

Oxfam Australia extends its heartfelt congratulations to Chair of the Board Dennis Goldner after his outstanding service to the community was recognised with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) award in today’s Honours List. The pre-eminent award commends Mr Goldner for “significant service to the community through charitable, health and cultural organisations.” Oxfam […]

Tsunami survivors in Sulawesi rebuilding three months on, but need remains

Three months on from the devastating 7.4 magnitude earthquake and tsunami which struck Sulawesi (28 December 2018), tens of thousands of people forced from their homes and facing extreme poverty since the disaster had benefited from vital aid, but many communities remained in need, Oxfam said today. More than 2000 people died, 68,000 homes were […]

Oxfam ready to respond as dozens killed after tsunami in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait

Oxfam is getting ready to respond to tsunami-affected communities in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, with reports that more than 43 people have died and hundreds more injured following a tsunami that struck islands in the Strait last night. Coastal communities in the Sundra Strait are believed to be among the worst hit from the tsunami, with […]

Oxfam applauds Labor’s commitment to lift Australian aid

Responding to commitments in the ALP National Platform that Labor will boost Australia’s overseas aid program by a percentage of gross national income (GNI) every year it is in government if successful at the next election, Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “Today’s commitment made at the Labor Party National Conference is the […]

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