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Oxfam Aotearoa Reacts To Government’s $1.3b Commitment To Tackling Climate Change

Monday, 18 October 2021, 9:07 am | Oxfam

Today's announcement is a fantastic outcome for communities on the frontlines of climate change, Oxfam Aotearoa Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said in response to the $1.3 billion the Government has promised in climate finance over the next ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa Says Government Not Grappling With Urgency Of Climate Breakdown

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 1:28 pm | Oxfam

The Emissions Reduction Plan is a hodgepodge of responses from Ministers, some of whom appear to not be grappling with the very real urgency of climate breakdown, says Oxfam Aotearoa Campaign Lead Alex Johnston. “Taking nine months to come up ... More >>

The Food System Summit Failed Hundreds Of Millions Going Hungry Everyday – Oxfam Reaction

Monday, 27 September 2021, 12:47 pm | Oxfam

In reaction to the United Nations Food Systems Summit which was held over the past two days, Thierry Kesteloot, Oxfam’s food policy advisor said: “The Food Systems Summit has failed hundreds of millions who are going hungry every day, by offering ... More >>

Third COVID Wave Engulfs Yemen With 99 Per Cent Of People Unvaccinated

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 9:57 am | Oxfam

Yemenis are battling a third wave of COVID, which threatens 99 per cent of the population who are unvaccinated, Oxfam said today. Recorded cases of COVID have tripled and the death rate has risen by more than fivefold (420 per cent) in the last month. ... More >>

Jeff Bezos Flies To Space Thanks To Backwards And Corrupt Tax System

Monday, 19 July 2021, 10:09 am | Oxfam

In response to Jeff Bezos’ scheduled space flight, Robbie Silverman, Senior Advocacy Manager for Oxfam America made the following statement: “Jeff Bezos’ 11-minute thrill ride to space is an insult to the millions of people here on planet Earth ... More >>

Response To The News That The Number Of Global Deaths From COVID-19 Has Now Passed 4 Million

Friday, 9 July 2021, 10:53 am | Oxfam

R esponding to the news that the number of global deaths from COVID-19 has now passed 4 million, Anna Marriott, Oxfam’s health Policy Manager and spokesperson for the People’s Vaccine Alliance, said: “This is a horrific milestone and each one of ... More >>

OECD Inclusive Framework Agrees Two-pronged Tax Reform And 15 Percent Global Minimum Tax: Oxfam Reaction

Friday, 2 July 2021, 4:19 pm | Oxfam

Responding to the announcement today that the OECD Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) has agreed to push ahead with the two-pronged global tax reform deal and set a global minimum corporate tax of 15 percent. Dr Jo Spratt the ... More >>

Oxfam Reacts To LCANZI Announcement

Friday, 2 July 2021, 1:02 pm | Oxfam

  Lawyers for Climate Action (LCANZI) announced that they will be taking the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and Climate Minister James Shaw to the High arguing that the CCC’s report did not recommend climate action consistent with New Zealand's ... More >>

Oxfam: Response To COVAX Funding Announcement

Saturday, 26 June 2021, 7:21 pm | Oxfam

Responding to the announcement that COVAX has received more funding and is planning to accelerate its vaccine rollout, projecting it will reach 23 percent of people with COVID vaccines in mostly developing countries by the end of the year, Oxfam ... More >>

France Will Officially Announce Support Of The TRIPS Waiver

Saturday, 12 June 2021, 5:35 am | Oxfam

Jun 11, 2021 In response to the announcement today from French President, Emmanuel Macron, that France will support a temporary waiver on Intellectual Property for COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments, Oxfam’s Health Policy Manager, Anna Marriott, ... More >>

A Year On Since COVID-19: Oxfam’s Contribution To The Movement Against Inequality And Discrimination

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 6:33 am | Oxfam

In the 12 months since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Oxfam’s deepest concern has been that the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world are well supported from suffering, discrimination and shouldering the burden ... More >>

Air NZ “Bought Share Of The Blame” For Yemen Humanitarian Catastrophe With Saudi Contract – Oxfam

Saturday, 13 February 2021, 7:28 am | Oxfam

Air New Zealand’s contract with the Saudi military is an unacceptable breach of international obligations and New Zealanders’ trust, said Oxfam today, as the aid agency called for the government’s investigation into the deal to be made public. ... More >>

Mega-rich Recoup COVID-losses In Record-time Yet Billions Will Live In Poverty For At Least A Decade

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 7:07 am | Oxfam

The 1,000 richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months, but it could take more than a decade for the world’s poorest to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, reveals a new Oxfam report today (25 January ... More >>

Homes Flattened, Thousands In Evacuation Centres As Powerful Tropical Cyclone Yasa Strikes Fiji

Saturday, 19 December 2020, 6:00 am | Oxfam

Oxfam is working with local partners and coordinating with the Fijian government to assess the damage and needs of affected communities following Cyclone Yasa’s landfall in Fiji yesterday and early this morning. Communities are reporting widespread ... More >>

Campaigners Warn That 9 Out Of 10 People In Poor Countries Are Set To Miss Out On COVID-19 Vaccine Next Year

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 4:38 pm | Oxfam

Rich countries have hoarded enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations nearly 3 times over Nearly 70 poor countries will only be able to vaccinate one in ten people against COVID-19 next year unless urgent action is taken by governments and the pharmaceutical ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To NZ Government’s Declaration Of Climate Emergency

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:32 pm | Oxfam

In response to the New Zealand government’s move to declare a climate emergency, Oxfam New Zealand’s Campaigns Lead Alex Johnston said: “It’s significant to see the New Zealand government formally recognise the urgency of our climate crisis, ... More >>

G20 Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia Worth Three Times Aid To Yemen Since 2015

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 8:02 am | Oxfam

Other members of the G20 have exported more than US$17bn worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since it became involved in the conflict in Yemen in 2015 but have given only a third of that amount in aid to people caught in the world’s biggest humanitarian ... More >>

Carbon Emissions Of Richest 1% More Than Double The Emissions Of The Poorest Half Of Humanity

Monday, 21 September 2020, 6:37 pm | Oxfam

The richest one per cent of the world's population are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the 3.1 billion people who made up the poorest half of humanity during a critical 25-year period of unprecedented emissions growth. ... More >>

Rich Nations Have Bought Up More Than Half The Future Supply Of Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Contenders

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 6:04 pm | Oxfam

Small Group Of Rich Nations Have Bought Up More Than Half The Future Supply Of Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Contenders Wealthy nations representing just 13 percent of the world’s population have already cornered more than half (51 percent) of the promised doses ... More >>

Pandemic Profits For Companies Soar By Billions More As Poorest Pay Price – Oxfam

Friday, 11 September 2020, 8:00 am | Oxfam

Thirty-two of the world’s largest companies stand to see their profits jump by USD$109 billion more in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic lays bare an economic model that delivers profits for the wealthiest on the back of the poorest, according to ... More >>