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Kiwis lend a helping hand to Pacific neighbours

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:15 am | Oxfam

Wellington has been named the most generous region in New Zealand in 2018, beating out the rest of the country for the biggest hearts according to Oxfam’s annual Generosity Index. More >>

Oxfam treatment units on way to Palu

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:42 am | Oxfam

Oxfam water treatment units and purification kits are en route to Palu, Sulawesi, with clean water in short supply after the deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami. More >>

Oxfam scales up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 2:23 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam and partner organisations are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after the Indonesian Government announced Monday that more than 2 million people may be affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. More >>

Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people with basic aid

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:02 am | Oxfam

Oxfam and its local partners are standing by to deploy emergency staff and resources to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as an estimated 1.5 million people are thought to be affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on Friday. More >>

Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 1:03 pm | Oxfam

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 on Friday. More >>

Oxfam statement: Tax Working Group interim report

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 4:41 pm | Oxfam

“While the interim report has a lot of positive recommendations, there is no mention of making multinational corporations publish key financial information from each country they operate in. This is essential for countries to be able to assess exactly ... More >>

Drug companies cheating countries out of billions in tax

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 1:27 pm | Oxfam

The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated NZ$5.5 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today. More >>

Oxfam, CDRC prioritise safe water and shelter materials

Monday, 17 September 2018, 11:28 am | Oxfam

Oxfam staff on the ground in Cagayan have reported complete devastation of crops and destruction of significant damage to critical infrastructure like roads and bridges in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut. More >>

Oxfam and partners witness Mangkhut's “destructive force"

Saturday, 15 September 2018, 6:27 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam and local partners witness Mangkhut's “destructive force”– disaster preparedness committees activated Tuguegerao City, 6:49AM – The joint assessment teams of Oxfam and its partner, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), witnessed ... More >>

Third big quake hits Lombok

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:32 am | Oxfam

A third earthquake of 6.2 magnitude which struck Lombok yesterday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and slowed down rescue efforts. More >>

Oxfam provides drinking water and shelter to thousands

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2:14 pm | Oxfam

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. More >>

Kiwis to eat the same rations as Syrian refugees

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 1:47 pm | Oxfam

Kiwis to eat the same rations as Syrian refugees for a week This week marks the launch of the Ration Challenge, a fundraising initiative which will see thousands of Kiwis eat a refugee’s rations for one week to raise money and awareness for ... More >>

Trailblazing foursome lead charge in 100km Oxfam event

Sunday, 11 March 2018, 1:44 pm | Oxfam

Trailblazing foursome lead charge in 100km Oxfam event 10 March 2018 The persevering ‘Buff Wait There’s More!’ Oxfam Trailwalker team have trumped home to a record-breaking run. The Auckland team of four, Zebedee Stone, Billie Haresnape, Dylan Steeples and ... More >>

Cyclone Gita heading towards Tonga: Oxfam poised to respond

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:25 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is on standby to respond to Cyclone Gita, as latest forecasts predict the storm could intensify up to a category 5 cyclone before affecting Tonga later tonight. More >>

Super-rich bagged 82 per cent of wealth created last year

Monday, 22 January 2018, 1:10 pm | Oxfam

Super-rich bagged 82 per cent of wealth created last year - poorest half of world got nothing, says Oxfam Eighty two per cent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one per cent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people ... More >>

Oxfam NZ inequality data 2018

Monday, 22 January 2018, 1:00 pm | Oxfam

Richest 1 per cent of Kiwis bagged 28 per cent of all wealth created last year while the poorest 30 per cent of the population got just 1 per cent A staggering 28 per cent of all wealth created in New Zealand in 2017 went to the richest 1 per cent ... More >>

Kiwis ramp up for equality and social justice

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 7:35 pm | Oxfam

Small towns have the biggest hearts for equality and social justice, according to Oxfam Unwrapped’s Generosity Index 2017, with the Tasman town of Upper Moutere topping the list for the seventh time running – an unprecedented record. More >>

5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 12:04 pm | Oxfam

Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, said Oxfam today in the wake of the Paradise Papers leak. More >>

Oxfam assessing damage from second earthquake in Mexico

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 2:27 pm | Oxfam

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico on September 19, killing more than 200 people in the country, most of them in and near Mexico City. According to media reports and Oxfam staff in Mexico, more than 700 people were injured in Mexico City alone. ... More >>

Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists the hardest hit

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 4:02 pm | Oxfam

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Oxfam and its Caribbean partner organisations are helping the most vulnerable people who have lost their homes and livelihoods to recover from the disaster, including ensuring access to clean water and basic ... More >>

 

 

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