NEWS

Oxfam on standby to respond to Nepal Earthquake

25 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam stands ready to respond to a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that has caused devastation in Nepal. The quake struck an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, according to the US Geological Survey. It struck just after 4pm Australian EST. There have been reports of tremors across the region, as far afield […]

Oxfam condemns aid warehouse bombing in Yemen

20 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam has vehemently condemned yesterday’s Coalition airstrike on an Oxfam warehouse in Saada Governorate in northern Yemen.

Cyclone Pam 1 month on: clean water still high priority

13 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

One month after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, water remains a high priority, with small islands dependent on rainwater most in need, Oxfam said today.

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne teams help to raise more than $2.2 million

12 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne finished just after 4am today with almost all walkers completing the gruelling 100km endurance challenge.

The first Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne team crosses the finish line

10 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The first team to cross the finish line of Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne did so in 10 hours and 32 minutes tonight.

Fundraising rock stars help to raise more than $2.5 million participating in Oxfam Trailwalker

10 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Tanglefeet, Smells Like Teen Spirit, The Runaways and Mumma Jammas could be names for rock bands, but instead these are just some of the teams taking part in this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne event from today.

Billions in private World Bank ‘development projects’ harming communities around the world

2 Apr 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Development projects funded by the private arm of the World Bank have caused human rights abuses, conflict and suffering for local communities, a new Oxfam report has found. The report, The Suffering of Others, highlights the risk of channelling billions of dollars of development money through third parties such as banks, private equity and hedge […]

Oxfam urges Australian government to give its fair share of aid to Syria

31 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam Australia welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement today of $20 million for food, medical assistance, shelter and protection to people in need inside Syria, as well as refugees and their host communities in Lebanon, but called on it to increase the amount to what is Australia’s fair share – $149 million. Today’s announcement by the […]

Westpac’s closure of vital lifeline could be catastrophic for Somalia – Oxfam

30 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Westpac Bank’s decision to end remittances to Somalia could see vulnerable Somalis struggle even more to access basic necessities like food, water and shelter, according to Oxfam. Westpac has confirmed that all banking services to remittance companies will close on 31 March, citing increasing risk concerns and tightening interpretation of international and domestic regulations. Westpac is the only major Australian […]

Fundraising Buzz around Oxfam Vanuatu Appeal

27 Mar 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Australians continue to find innovative ways to raise donations to help the people of Vanuatu recover from the devastation of Cyclone Pam but one fundraising effort is currently creating a real buzz. Inventors of crowdfunding success story Flow™ Hive, are raffling off the very first of their revolutionary new beehives to come off the production […]