NEWS

Nepal Survivors to be hit again with Monsoon

22 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The rapidly approaching monsoon season in Nepal threatens to bring another round of disasters for survivors of the recent earthquake who are still spending each night sleeping in the open, Oxfam said.

Thousands in desperate need of shelter and food after second Nepal Earthquake as rainy season approaches

15 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Thousands of traumatised people affected by the second major earthquake to strike Nepal are in desperate need of shelter before the monsoon hits, Oxfam said today. Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said with the rainy season starting soon and tens of thousands of people still living outdoors in makeshift shelters, there was a […]

Brakes put on closing the gap in Indigenous health in Federal Budget

13 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Closing the appalling life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians has become harder under the Abbott Government with last night’s Federal Budget failing to reverse the cuts made to Indigenous Affairs last year, Oxfam said today. Oxfam’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Rights Policy Advisor Dr Peter Lewis said it was profoundly disappointing […]

Nepal’s second quake a double disaster

13 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Survivors of the second major earthquake to hit Nepal in less than three weeks have been left reeling after already damaged buildings collapsed around them, with reports of ongoing aftershocks and more than 40 further casualties increasing the troubled country’s heartache.

Nobody wins in largest ever aid cuts

12 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The Australian Government’s desperate gouging of the aid budget has created a lose-lose scenario that will cut vital programs helping some of the world’s poorest and also harm Australia’s interests, Oxfam said.

Second major earthquake rocks Nepal

12 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is monitoring the situation in Nepal after reports a 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the small country, just weeks after a 7.9 magnitute quake killed more than 7,900 people, and reduced parts of its capital and remote villages in the Himalayas to rubble.

Aid cuts will damage disaster responses

8 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

The looming cuts to aid in next week’s Federal Budget pose a risk to the ability of aid agencies to prepare for and respond to disasters, Oxfam warned today.

Calling Aboriginal Women from North East Arnhem Land to gather for Straight Talk

7 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam is inviting Aboriginal women from North East Arnhem Land to participate in its Straight Talk regional gathering from 25 – 27 July in Nhulunbuy. Oxfam’s Straight Talk regional gatherings throughout the country aim to build on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s skills to engage with the political system in order to make positive […]

Race to reach Nepal earthquake survivors before monsoon rains

7 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Survivors of Nepal’s massive earthquake are in a race against time to secure shelter and adequate sanitation before the monsoon rains begin in early June. Tens of thousands of people have seen their homes flattened or damaged to such an extent that it is not safe for them to return. Oxfam has been working to […]

Oxfam expands relief effort in Nepal

5 May 2015 by Oxfam Australia Media

Oxfam continues to ramp up its relief effort in Nepal, aiming to reach 430,000 people with emergency water, sanitation and shelter. Oxfam has been delivering aid for more than a week, building pit toilets, providing shelter and clean water and handing out hygiene kits to families in the wake of the Nepal Earthquake. So far, […]