One year on from the historic United Nations summit for refugees and migrants, the international community has failed to make meaningful progress towards meeting its goals, Oxfam said today. To put pressure on world leaders ahead of ongoing negotiations at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Oxfam welcomed refugees into President Trump’s childhood […]
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Australia’s pledge of humanitarian aid to Syria has been put into perspective by the generosity of other rich countries, and further funding must be committed as soon as possible, Oxfam said.
Australia and other rich countries must increase flat-lining aid support to the millions of Syrians affected by conflict when they meet in London this week, Oxfam said.
Oxfam has welcomed the Australian Government’s u-turn on compassion for refugees with its announcement of a one-off intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees and an additional $44 million in humanitarian funding for the Syria crisis, but said it was disappointed that the government hadn’t gone further.
Imagine if the populations of Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory were deprived of basic necessities like water, food, and sanitation for years. For most it is a situation impossible to imagine, but that is the reality of the 12 million people caught up in the deadly Syria conflict.
The Australian Government has missed a prime opportunity to increase its humanitarian aid to Syria, failing to bring money to the table at a high level UN General Assembly meeting in New York yesterday.
Oxfam Australia is calling on the Abbott government to increase its humanitarian aid to Syria at a UN pledging conference in New York on Tuesday.
Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government to increase humanitarian assistance to the Syria crisis after a report warning of a failing international response released today found Australia has contributed just 27 per cent of its fair share of funding.
Australia should step up its efforts to assist refugees and others facing the horrors of war in Syria, Oxfam said today as the number of Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR reached 3 million.