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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 […]

Dump tax cuts for big business: Oxfam

Commenting on the Federal Government’s latest plan to push for corporate tax cuts in Parliament this week, Oxfam Australia’s Economic Policy Adviser Joy Kyriacou said: “The proposed tax cuts have repeatedly been put on hold after failing to get enough support to get through the Senate. “In addition to a lack of public support for […]

“More life saving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok” – Oxfam

A third earthquake of magnitude-6 that struck Lombok late yesterday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and has slowed down rescue efforts. Monday’s magnitude-6.9 quake, the largest so far, reportedly killed more than 350 people and destroyed the homes of more than 150,000 people. Many people caught in the rubble of collapsed buildings […]

Oxfam provides drinking water and shelter to thousands after Lombok earthquake

Oxfam is providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelter sheets to 5,000 survivors after a devastating 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the second within a week, hit Lombok Island in Indonesia on Sunday night. The Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency now puts the death toll at 98, with over 200 people injured. More than 600,000 people are […]

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