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Typhoon Hagupit hits Eastern Samar in the Philippines

Sunday, 7 December 2014, 11:28 am | Oxfam

Typhoon Hagupit has struck the Philippines, making landfall in Eastern Samar, pummelling the coastal communities with 210km/h winds. Oxfam is ready to dispatch rapid assessment teams to survey the damage left in its path, and assess and respond to the greatest ... More >>

Climate finance action plan can set table for Paris deal

Monday, 1 December 2014, 2:43 pm | Oxfam

Lima, Peru - All countries must use the COP 20 Summit in Lima to resolve the impasse over “climate finance,” and make success possible at the critical Paris talks in December 2015, says international aid agency Oxfam. More >>

Cheery knits in the name of charity

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 4:11 pm | Oxfam

Kiwis join Christmas jumper craze to raise funds for families in poverty International aid agency Oxfam is asking Kiwis across the country to deck themselves out in a Christmas jumper or Christmas gear on Friday 12th December and make a gold coin donation to ... More >>

Global inequality spirals out of control

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 9:58 am | Oxfam

Number of billionaires doubles since financial crisis as global inequality spirals out of control In same period at least a million mothers died in childbirth due to lack of basic health services Rising inequality could set the fight against poverty ... More >>

New Zealand awarded UN Security Council seat

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:07 am | Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam New Zealand welcomes New Zealand’s election to the United Nations Security Council, saying it gives an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting contribution to international peace and security and improve the lives ... More >>

Iconic Kiwi event celebrates 10 years

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 11:34 am | Oxfam

Oxfam Trailwalker, one of New Zealand’s longest-standing charity events, is celebrating the launch of its 10th anniversary event with a new trail and a big goal: to raise $1 million to help people in the Pacific rise out of poverty. The event – which ... More >>

International response to Syria failing on ‘every front’

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 2:07 pm | Oxfam

The international response to Syria is failing on three fronts – insufficient aid, meagre resettlement offers and continued arms transfers – international aid agency Oxfam warns in a report published today. More >>

International response to Syria failing on ‘every front’

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 12:12 pm | Oxfam

The international response to Syria is failing on three fronts – insufficient aid, meagre resettlement offers and continued arms transfers – international aid agency Oxfam warns in a report published today. More >>

NZratifies new treaty to control the $85bn global arms trade

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 12:05 pm | Oxfam

New Zealand ratifies new treaty to control the $85bn global arms trade for the first time ever More >>

Oxfam Foreign Affairs Election Debate

Friday, 15 August 2014, 12:06 pm | Oxfam

It’s just over a month until Election Day - are key election issues like foreign affairs and climate change getting the attention they deserve? To see where parties stand, Oxfam is hosting two election debates and the first, on foreign affairs and ... More >>

Oxfam accepts cheque from Pacific Corporation Foundation

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:08 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam New Zealand has accepted a cheque for almost $1000 today from the Pacific Corporation Foundation toward recovery efforts in the Solomon Islands, following April’s flash flooding that left thousands homeless. More >>

Big ten food companies amongst world's worst polluters

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 12:41 pm | Oxfam

Big ten food companies emitting as much as “world’s 25th most polluting country”, Oxfam says More >>

Philippines six months on

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 3:45 pm | Oxfam

Up to 200,000 survivors of last November’s deadly typhoon Haiyan are at risk of worsening poverty because the government plans to relocate them without sufficient consideration as to how they will earn a living. More >>

Water of major concern in Solomon Islands

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:53 pm | Oxfam

With recovery efforts in Honiara and its surrounds underway following devastating flooding, there is growing concern around the lack of clean water and sanitation in the region, international aid agency Oxfam said today. More >>

One fifth of Honiara’s population in evacuation centres

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 4:06 pm | Oxfam

Tens of thousands of people in and around Honiara have been left homeless by the recent flash flooding and heavy rains in the Solomon Islands. More >>

Cool Runnings Makes Oxfam Trailwalker History 2014

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 1:33 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam Trailwalker team Cool Runnings, has tonight made history, becoming the first team to cross the finish line in the fastest time, two years in a row. More >>

Over 1000 set to challenge poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker this

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 5:04 pm | Oxfam

People of all ages and fitness levels from across the country will be up bright and early this Saturday morning, gearing up to converge on stunning trails in Taupō to challenge themselves and challenge poverty at Oxfam Trailwalker 2014. The event ... More >>

World “woefully unprepared” for climate impacts on food

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 11:07 am | Oxfam

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades but our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge, said Oxfam today (25 March). More >>

PepsiCo: “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:35 am | Oxfam

PepsiCo declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain Oxfam welcomes PepsiCo’s commitments to act following tremendous public pressure More >>

Public pressure pushes big food companies

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 10:42 am | Oxfam

Campaign actions by hundreds of thousands of people in the past 12 months, including thousands of Kiwis, have swayed nine of the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies to improve their social and environmental policies, says worldwide development ... More >>

 

 

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