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Oxfam and local partners prepared to respond as Mangkhut makes landfall

Oxfam and its local partner organisation in the Philippines, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) witnessed the destructive force of Super Typhoon Mangkhut today, known locally as Ompong, which made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 1.40am local time. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bringing with it high winds and nonstop torrential rains as it heads towards Luzon […]

Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international assistance might be considered. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimates […]

Fear and violence could undermine efforts to contain Ebola in DR Congo

New cases of Ebola found in urban areas over the past few days show the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not yet under control and the next few weeks will be critical to containing the virus. Despite a strong response, not enough is being done to help communities overcome understandable […]

Climate a leading cause as UN finds global hunger rises again

Commenting on the United Nations annual report published today on global food security and nutrition, Oxfam Australia’s Food, Climate and Humanitarian spokesman Dr Simon Bradshaw said: “The UN report estimates that 821 million people were undernourished last year – the third consecutive year of rising hunger and a dismaying return to levels of a decade […]

Fate of millions of people in international hands as disaster looms in Idlib, Syria – Oxfam

Two top level international meetings due to take place today could be the last hope for preventing disaster for over 2.5 million Syrian civilians living in Idlib, in the country’s north-west, as an attack looms. The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the situation in Idlib, following an earlier meeting between the leaders […]

August the bloodiest month for civilians in Yemen – Oxfam

August has been the bloodiest month this year for civilians in Yemen, with 300 children killed among almost 1000 civilian casualties. This is due to a combination of the warring parties’ reckless disregard for civilian lives and the failure of their political backers to offer any action to prevent the carnage, Oxfam said today. The […]

Australian climate inaction: Undermining lives and security in the Pacific

Australia’s continued recklessness on climate change flies in the face of a landmark declaration due to be adopted by the Pacific Island Forum tomorrow acknowledging it is the single greatest threat to the region’s security, Oxfam Australia said today. Oxfam Australia Climate Change Policy Adviser Simon Bradshaw said as the region’s leaders prepared to meet […]

Oxfam Trailwalker wraps up: Sydneysiders raise millions

The Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney event wrapped up at 10am this morning, as the final walkers crossed the finish line with stunning views over the Spit to Manly trail. More than 2,000 participants trekked through some of Sydney’s most beautiful bush land over the weekend, raising almost $2 million and counting for Oxfam’s work tackling poverty […]

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