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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 >>

Beirut: One Month Since The Blast And Thousands Can’t Afford A Front Door

Friday, 4 September 2020, 7:26 am | Oxfam

One month since the massive blast in Beirut, tens of thousands of vulnerable people are unable to rebuild their homes, with a single front door costing two months’ worth of a minimum-wage salary, warned Oxfam today. Longstanding inequality, massive ... More >>

Oxfam Prepares Response To Beirut Blast

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 7:27 am | Oxfam

Oxfam is working with local partners to assess how it can help those who have lost their homes and livelihoods in the Beirut explosion. Oxfam is extremely concerned about the ability of communities in Beirut, and the rest of Lebanon, to recover from ... More >>

Oxfam Concerned With The Recent Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Monday, 3 August 2020, 7:27 am | Oxfam

Oxfam in PNG with its local partners is deeply concerned with the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases reported in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The recent increase within the communities exposes many people, particularly the most vulnerable, to ... More >>

Vaccinating Poorest Half Of Humanity Against Coronavirus Could Cost Less Than Four Month’s Profits

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:45 am | Oxfam

Vaccinating the poorest half of humanity – 3.7 billion people – against coronavirus could cost less than the ten biggest pharmaceutical companies make in four months, Oxfam said today. The agency is urging governments and pharmaceutical companies to ... More >>

World screams out for action but climate summit whispers

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 8:06 am | Oxfam

Responding to the final communiqué of the COP25 climate talks in Madrid, Chema Vera, Interim Executive Director of Oxfam International, said: “The world is screaming out for climate action but this summit had responded with a whisper. The poorest ... More >>

Zero Carbon Act is NZ’s welcome step up for poor countries

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:00 am | Oxfam

In response to the passing of the Zero Carbon Bill into law, Oxfam New Zealand Advocacy and Campaigns Director Jo Spratt said: More >>

Oxfam reaction to Green Climate Fund pledging summit

Sunday, 27 October 2019, 9:35 am | Oxfam

Responding to the outcome of the pledging conference to the Green Climate Fund in Paris, Armelle Le Comte, Climate and Energy Advocacy Manager for the Oxfam confederation, said: More >>

Ardern must meet Pacific calls

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 11:11 am | Oxfam

New Zealand has been issued a stark challenge from Pacific leaders to dramatically upscale its action to address climate breakdown, Oxfam says, after a clear rallying cry from nations at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum. More >>

NZ facing credibility test on climate crisis and Pacific

Monday, 12 August 2019, 7:10 pm | Oxfam

New Zealand is facing a critical test of its credibility on tackling the climate crisis and its ability to remain a trusted partner to the region as Pacific Island Forum leaders prepare to meet in Tuvalu this week, Oxfam New Zealand said today. More >>

Mauritius Leaks reveal Africa is losing crucial tax revenues

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 1:55 pm | Oxfam

Responding to research published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists today that multinational corporations are using the tax haven of Mauritius to avoid paying millions of dollars of tax across Africa, Peter Kamalingin, Oxfam’s ... More >>