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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 >>

Cyclone Kenneth – extreme weather pummels Mozambique again

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 10:16 am | Oxfam

Oxfam and international and local partners are planning to help people in Mozambique hit by a second devastating cyclone in less than six weeks. Oxfam is part of the COSACA consortium with Save the Children and Care now assessing people’s needs ... More >>

Oxfam Trailwalker raises almost a million dollars

Monday, 25 March 2019, 8:40 pm | Oxfam

The fourteenth annual Oxfam Trailwalker this weekend has raised almost a million dollars thanks to fundraising efforts from over a thousand participants. More >>

Oxfam Trailwalker brings Edgecumbe community together

Sunday, 24 March 2019, 6:34 pm | Oxfam

The community of Edgecumbe is banding together for a good cause to support the fourteenth annual Oxfam Trailwalker this weekend. More >>

Oxfam supports young people in School Strike 4 Climate

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 9:12 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam New Zealand is standing in solidarity with young people taking action against climate change in the School Strike 4 Climate. More >>

Biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp

Saturday, 2 February 2019, 11:29 am | Oxfam

Biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp is ‘step forward’ for safer human waste disposal in emergencies Oxfam has this month opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. ... More >>

Byanyima and Ardern talk budget, inequality, climate change

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 12:44 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam International executive director Winnie Byanyima and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern have met to discuss global and New Zealand issues including the upcoming national well-being budget and global inequality. More >>

Kiwis lend a helping hand to Pacific neighbours

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:15 am | Oxfam

Wellington has been named the most generous region in New Zealand in 2018, beating out the rest of the country for the biggest hearts according to Oxfam’s annual Generosity Index. More >>

Oxfam treatment units on way to Palu

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:42 am | Oxfam

Oxfam water treatment units and purification kits are en route to Palu, Sulawesi, with clean water in short supply after the deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami. More >>

Oxfam scales up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 2:23 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam and partner organisations are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after the Indonesian Government announced Monday that more than 2 million people may be affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. More >>

Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people with basic aid

Monday, 1 October 2018, 11:02 am | Oxfam

Oxfam and its local partners are standing by to deploy emergency staff and resources to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as an estimated 1.5 million people are thought to be affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on Friday. More >>

Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 1:03 pm | Oxfam

Oxfam and its local partners in Indonesia are assessing damage after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit coastal towns in the country’s central island of Sulawesi on Friday. More >>