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El Niño warning bells deafening

Monday, 14 December 2015, 11:31 am | Oxfam

Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking place in New Zealand’s neighbourhood due to a super-charged El Niño, Oxfam said today. More >>

World’s richest 10% produce half of climate pollution

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 1:55 pm | Oxfam

The poorest half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – is responsible for just 10 per cent of climate change pollution, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather shocks linked to climate ... More >>

New Zealand Government not pulling its weight for Syrians

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:11 pm | Oxfam

New Zealand falls well short of its fair share of international contributions to the Syria crisis, according to a new report by Oxfam released today. More >>

Super El Niño and climate change cause Pacific crop failures

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 5:19 pm | Oxfam

At least four million people in the Pacific face hunger, water shortages and risk of disease this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’. More >>

Generous Kiwi legacies lifting lives in the Pacific

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 3:17 pm | Oxfam

Generous Kiwi legacies lifting lives in the Pacific Oxfam New Zealand has received gifts of over $200,000 in the last year from generous Kiwis who have left money in their wills to support poverty reduction programmes in the Pacific. Vera Metcalfe* ... More >>

Court action to challenge secret trade negotiations

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 1:33 pm | Oxfam

Today Oxfam New Zealand joins others in the High Court to lodge urgent legal action against the decision to keep Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) texts secret from New Zealanders. More >>

Secret trade negotiations undermining NZ’s democracy

Monday, 27 July 2015, 4:05 pm | Oxfam

This week, trade ministers and officials from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) meet in Maui in an attempt to finalise the agreement. Oxfam New Zealand has repeatedly expressed concern about the secrecy surrounding ... More >>

NZ’s proposed climate change target irresponsibly low

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 9:20 am | Oxfam

New Zealand’s proposed climate change target irresponsibly low In response to today’s announcement of New Zealand’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), Rachael Le Mesurier, Oxfam New Zealand’s Executive Director, made the following ... More >>

Oxfam on flood watch in Solomon Islands

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:15 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is monitoring Tropical Storm Raquel, which has the potential to see a repeat of the type of flash flooding in the Solomon Islands that caused extensive damage to Honiara last year. More >>

Focus on poverty urged as aid budget increases

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:38 pm | Oxfam

Increases to New Zealand’s international aid budget announced yesterday are welcome, but there is concern about whether the money will reach the most vulnerable, says international development agency Oxfam. More >>

Top twenty fairest towns in New Zealand announced

Friday, 15 May 2015, 11:30 am | Oxfam

Top twenty fairest towns in New Zealand announced The top 20 most fair trade-friendly towns in the country have been announced today in the Oxfam Fair Trade Index – based on the number of Oxfam’s Morning Tea events per capita, per town. Oxfam’s ... More >>

Race to reach Nepal earthquake survivors before monsoon

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 11:40 am | Oxfam

Survivors of Nepal's massive earthquake are in a race against time to secure shelter and adequate sanitation before the monsoon rains begin in early June. More >>

Kiwis have a Fairtrade cuppa to give farmers a fair go

Friday, 1 May 2015, 2:27 pm | Oxfam

Kiwis across the country are getting together over a cuppa to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty in the developing world. More >>

Oxfam to help at least 350,000 hit by Nepal earthquake

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:10 am | Oxfam

Oxfam today stepped up its relief effort to help an initial 350,000 people hit by the earthquake in Nepal, providing clean water, toilets and shelter to thousands of people. More >>

Oxfam to deliver aid in Nepal today

Monday, 27 April 2015, 3:13 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam is gearing up to deliver clean water and sanitation to thousands following Saturday’s devastating quake. Some 30,000 people are currently living in makeshift shelters in 16 government camp locations, too scared to return to their homes for ... More >>

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 >>



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