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Sydney trek raises millions for Oxfam

Sydney’s stunning bushlands set the scene for a record-breaking trek this weekend, raising millions to help Oxfam tackle global poverty. The last weary but smiling Oxfam Trailwalker participants crossed the finish line just before 10am this morning at Tania Park, capping off the event’s most successful ever year in Sydney. The first team to finish, […]

Oxfam reaction to the launch of offensive to retake Tal Afar in Iraq from ISIS

Responding to the overnight announcement by the Government of Iraq that it has launched a major push to retake the city of Tal Afar from ISIS, Oxfam’s Deputy Country Director in Iraq Haissam Minkara said: “Traumatised families who have risked their lives to escape the fighting in Tal Afar face soaring summer temperatures and harsh […]

One million South Sudanese have fled to Uganda in world’s fastest growing refugee crisis – Oxfam

As the announcement of 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda was made today by the United Nations (UN), Ranjan Pudyal, Oxfam South Sudan’s Country Director, said: “As long as the senseless, costly and brutal war in South Sudan continues, its people will continue to flee to find protection, food, water and shelter. More than […]

Yemen’s man-made catastrophe is forcing people to make live or die choices – Oxfam

Yemenis, already struggling to survive after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on their tables, said Oxfam in a new report published today. For the report, entitled Yemen: Catastrophic Cholera Crisis, Oxfam has spoken to many families who have to rely on selling […]

Gaza electricity crisis as bad as war – Oxfam

Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government and the international community to apply diplomatic pressure to end an electricity crisis in Gaza that is plunging the entire population deeper into poverty. Dramatic restrictions on electricity are cutting off people’s access to basic services such as water and sanitation. Oxfam Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel Country […]

Women to Straight Talk in the Kimberley

Aboriginal women from across WA’s vast Kimberley will gather in Broome for the region’s first ever Straight Talk, gaining skills to allow them to become powerful advocates and achieve greater equality in their communities. The regional event comes after lobbying by Kimberley women who have taken part in previous national Straight Talk summits – and […]

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