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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 >>

Oxfam working with Cuban authorities to mitigate damage

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 8:53 pm | Oxfam

The people of eastern Cuba face devastation from Hurricane Irma, the first category 5 hurricane to hit Cuban territory since 1932. Oxfam is actively engaging with Cuban authorities and local partner organisations to support a possible response, having ... More >>

Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assisting in clean up

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 2:42 pm | Oxfam

Saturday 9 September 2017 Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assisting in clean up and rebuild in Haiti and Dominican Republic More >>

Leading NZ aid agencies call for climate legislation

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 10:16 am | Oxfam

Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies are today launching a campaign to demand political action which will see New Zealand reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. More >>

High risk of cyclone hitting Vanuatu: Oxfam monitoring

Sunday, 9 April 2017, 10:45 am | Oxfam

Saturday 8 April 2017 High risk of cyclone hitting Vanuatu: Oxfam monitoring Oxfam is closely monitoring after a cyclone warning was issued for Vanuatu, as numerous provinces brace for damaging gale force winds and flooding. Oxfam Vanuatu Country ... More >>

Just eight men own same wealth as half the world

Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:20 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam News Release Monday 16 January 2017 Just eight men own same wealth as half the world More >>

Add a real challenge to your list of resolutions

Sunday, 1 January 2017, 1:54 pm | Oxfam

Add a real challenge to your list of resolutions 1 January 2017 You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cheer, you’ll walk and walk and walk, and you’ll make an impact that will last longer than that pesky ‘no junk food’ resolution. Could ... More >>

Oxfam’s Five Top Tasks for English to be a Great PM

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2:32 pm | Oxfam

Leading anti-poverty charity Oxfam New Zealand have highlighted five key areas Bill English must tackle if he’s going to be judged to be a successful Prime Minister of New Zealand, and tackle poverty and inequality in the Pacific and around the world. More >>

Almost 100 dead after Indonesia earthquake, Oxfam responding

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:39 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is mounting a response to the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the northern end of the Indonesian island of Sumatra near Banda Aceh yesterday morning. More >>

Pacific Climate Projects Slammed in New Report

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 12:07 pm | Oxfam

The New Zealand Government is giving too many resources to renewable energy plans in the Pacific at the expense of critical projects to support Pacific Island nations prepare for the effects of climate change, according to a new report released today ... More >>

 

 

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