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One month on: Mozambique “like a war zone”

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:40 am | Oxfam NZ

One month on from devastating Cyclone Idai, Oxfam and its local partner organisations in Mozambique are still finding thousands of isolated people cut off from any aid or rescue. More >>

Cyclone Idai: Urgent action needed

Sunday, 31 March 2019, 1:57 pm | Oxfam NZ

In response to news reports that the number of cases of cholera in the cyclone devastated city of Beira has risen to 139, Oxfam calls for a well-coordinated effort to prevent and contain cholera and other waterborne diseases. Oxfam cannot confirm the reported ... More >>

New research reveals how our clothes are Made in Poverty

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 3:02 pm | Oxfam NZ

The systemic failure of big Australasian clothing brands to bring an end to the payment of poverty wages is denying the workers who make our clothes even the basics of a decent life, new research released by Oxfam today has revealed. More >>

Oxfam’s reaction to the Tax Working Group’s final report

Friday, 22 February 2019, 8:16 am | Oxfam NZ

Responding to the release of the Tax Working Group’s final report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said: More >>

Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 12:47 pm | Oxfam NZ

Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year as poorest saw their wealth fall – new Oxfam report More >>

NZ’s two richest men gain $1.1b while poorest Kiwis lose out

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 12:46 pm | Oxfam NZ

The two richest people in New Zealand added an astounding NZ$1.1billion to their fortunes in 2017-2018, while the wealth of the poorest half of the country decreased overall, according to new Oxfam research released today . More >>

Update: Oxfam closely monitoring Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Friday, 14 September 2018, 2:00 pm | Oxfam NZ

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 ... More >>

Oxfam closely monitoring Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:07 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam and partner staff in the Philippines are preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it barrels towards the north of the country. More >>

$72 million needed to protect Rohingya refugee women

Monday, 20 August 2018, 3:40 pm | Oxfam NZ

Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps, Oxfam warned today. More >>

Race against time for Rohingya refugees

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 12:55 pm | Oxfam NZ

While 5000 Kiwis take part in Oxfam’s Ration Challenge in support of refugees this World Refugee Week, Rohingya refugees are facing life-threatening rains and disease as monsoon rains continue to lash the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. More >>

Oxfam Trailwalker veteran to set pace for new 100km record

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 4:06 pm | Oxfam NZ

This weekend will be his fifth time taking on 100 kilometres for Oxfam – but Zebedee Stone isn’t just trying to get his ‘Oxfam Trailwalker Legend’ status with this one, he’s trying to run the fastest 100 kilometres Oxfam Trailwalker New Zealand ... More >>

70% of Tonga population affected in wake of Cyclone Gita

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:32 pm | Oxfam NZ

The full scale of destruction is beginning to emerge from Tonga in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Gita. Around 50,000 people, or almost 70% of the country’s population, have been affected, a third of whom are children. Water supplies across ... More >>

Paradise Papers: NZ Govt urged to demonstrate leadership

Monday, 6 November 2017, 1:36 pm | Oxfam NZ

The New Zealand Government has a huge opportunity to demonstrate leadership on the global stage in reforming the worlds rigged and unjust global tax system, Oxfam said today. More >>

Hurricane Irma: up to three million affected in Haiti

Friday, 8 September 2017, 1:23 pm | Oxfam NZ

The strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic has caused widespread damage in the already vulnerable islands of the Caribbean, with as many as three million people expected to be affected by the disaster in Haiti alone. More >>

Oxfam ready to respond to Hurricane Irma

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:38 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam and its partner organisations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are preparing to respond to probable damage from the impact of Hurricane Irma, to help people likely to be hardest hit by the massive storm. More >>

Novices and veterans take finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker

Monday, 27 March 2017, 2:23 pm | Oxfam NZ

First-time Trailwalker team The Young and the Breathless became the first to cross the finish line at the 12th Oxfam Trailwalker charity event this weekend, completing the 100km course in 14 hours and 32 minutes. More >>

Oxfam Trailwalker event raises $10 million for Pacific

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 3:20 pm | Oxfam NZ

There is plenty of reason to celebrate this week – not only is the twelfth annual Oxfam Trailwalker set to kick off on Saturday morning, but the event has now raised a total of $10 million since its debut in 2006. More >>

Kiwis prepare to turn off their taps for 24 hours

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:53 pm | Oxfam NZ

Tonight at midnight, thousands of New Zealanders around the country will be taking on the challenge to go a whole day without turning on their taps – at home and at work – in a brand new project hoping to provide easy access to clean water for ... More >>

Can you survive 24 hours without turning on the tap?

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:36 am | Oxfam NZ

New Zealanders around the country are being challenged to go a whole day without turning on their taps – at home and at work – in a brand new project hoping to provide easy access to clean water for our Pacific neighbours. More >>

Oxfam urges PM to condemn Trump order

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 5:30 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand is urging Prime Minister Bill English to publicly condemn the United States Administration’s recent Executive Order which will slash refugee resettlement and ban immigrants and refugees based on nationality and religion. More >>

 

 

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