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Cyclone Idai leaves trail of death, destruction and homelessness in southern Africa

Oxfam will be responding with water, sanitation services, food and other essential aid to people affected by Cyclone Idai that hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 14-15. Scores of people have been killed, several hundred more are still missing and almost a million have been left destitute and in need of aid and basic […]

Three civilians killed every day in Yemen despite Stockholm agreements

Three civilians are being killed every day in Yemen – that is one person every eight hours – despite agreements reached between the internationally recognised government and the Houthis at talks in Sweden just over three months ago. In December last year the two parties to the conflict in Yemen agreed a ceasefire for the […]

Yemen crisis forces families to take desperate measures to survive

Oxfam is calling on the Australian Government to commit further humanitarian assistance to the crisis in Yemen when countries meet today in Geneva, as it’s been revealed conflict, rising food prices and plummeting incomes are forcing people to resort to desperate measures to stave off hunger. Since the escalation in conflict in 2015, food prices […]

Oxfam comment on Rohingya Refugee Returns announcement

Commenting on reports today that the repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar will begin in mid-November, Oxfam’s head of regional advocacy for the Rohingya crisis, Rachael Reilly said from Yangon, Myanmar: “It is deeply concerning that Rohingya people may be sent back to Myanmar to face the same persecution they fled. “Refugees in […]

Oxfam and partners scale up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam and partner organisations are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after the Indonesian Government announced yesterday that more than 2 million people may be affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. At least 1,200 people have been killed and hundreds of houses and buildings have […]

Oxfam makes plans to reach 100,000 people with aid after Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam’s local partners in Sulawesi are planning to reach 100,000 people with essential aid, but access and communications remains challenging, after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit towns on the Indonesian island on Friday night. The international agency stands ready to deploy additional staff and resources to the area to […]

Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

HELP SAVE LIVES. DONATE NOW. Oxfam and its local partners in Indonesia are assessing damage after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit coastal towns in the country’s central island of Sulawesi late Friday night Australian time. The huge and shallow 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal town of Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi, with […]

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 […]

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