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Worst Monsoon Rains In Over A Century Submerge Most Of Northeast Bangladesh & Devastate Lives Of Over 4 Million People

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 6:48 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Monsoon rains, the worst in 122 years, have inundated major rivers in northeastern Bangladesh and submerged thousands of houses, impacting 4.3 million people. The worse is yet to come as flooding intensifies and access to affected areas are hampered, ... More >>

Oxfam Shareholder Resolutions Urge Moderna, Pfizer, And Johnson & Johnson To Address Covid-19 Vaccine Inequity

Friday, 29 April 2022, 5:22 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

In separate virtual addresses to the shareholders of Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Oxfam called on the pharmaceutical corporations to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity and access so that everyone, everywhere has access to these ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To The IPCC’s Working Group III Report On Climate Change Mitigation

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:08 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

4 April 2022 Responding to the publication today of the IPCC’s Working Group III report on climate change mitigation, Oxfam’s Climate Policy Lead Nafkote Dabi said : “This IPCC report pulls no punches. The bleak and brutal truth about global warming ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction: BioNTech Plans To Ship Vaccine Factory To Africa

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 12:03 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Responding to the announcement that v, which could start producing vaccines in the second half of 2023, Oxfam’s Health Policy Manager, Anna Marriott, said: “Efforts to boost vaccine manufacturing in Africa are welcome but this is a long-term project ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To Recent Civilian Deaths In Airstrikes, Yemen - Tuesday 18 January 2022

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 11:10 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Following recent airstrikes in Yemen, Muhsin Sidiqquey Oxfam's country director in Yemen said; “The increase in fighting in Yemen is having a deadly impact and once again it is civilians that are paying the price. The people of Yemen have been ... More >>

World’s Ten Richest Men Double Their Fortunes In Pandemic

Monday, 17 January 2022, 7:14 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

New billionaire minted every 26 hours, as inequality contributes to the death of one person every four seconds The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from US$700 billion to US$1.5 trillion —at a rate of US$15,000 per second ... More >>

Oxfam In Tonga

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 2:42 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Following the recent eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai and the ensuing tsunami, Carlos Caldern Oxfam Aotearoa Humanitarian Lead said: “We share the concern of our Tongan whanau here in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and our heart goes out to all those ... More >>

Rich Countries Have Received More Vaccines In Run-up To Christmas Than African Countries Have All Year

Saturday, 25 December 2021, 6:56 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

The EU, UK and US have received more doses in the last six weeks than African countries have received all year. Global rollout at speed of UK’s booster programme could vaccinate the world by February. At current rates vaccine manufacturers will fail ... More >>

WTO's MC12 Postponement Reaction: Oxfam

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 9:32 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Responding to the announcement that World Trade Organisation talks on vaccines due to take place in Geneva next week have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of a new variant of COVID-19 which has emerged in South Africa, People’s Vaccine ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa: New Zealand Must Do More For PNG – Urgently

Monday, 15 November 2021, 6:03 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

In response to the New Zealand government sending a medical and logistics support team to Papua New Guinea (PNG) over the weekend, Oxfam Aotearoa says that while essential supplies and support is a good contribution, the government can, and must, do more. ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa Supports Foreign Affairs Ministry Partnering For Resilience Approach To Aotearoa NZ's Pacific Engagement

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 7:06 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

Oxfam Aotearoa supports the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Minister Mahuta’s Partnering for Resilience approach to Aotearoa New Zealand’s Pacific engagement.  Oxfam Aotearoa Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “The Minister’s speech ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa: NDC Announcement A Betrayal To Pacific Island Countries

Sunday, 31 October 2021, 5:48 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

The New Zealand government’s NDC announcement is a betrayal to Pacific Island countries and those on the frontlines of climate change says Oxfam Aotearoa Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier. The Government’s Nationally Determined Contribution ... More >>

Oxfam: Loss And Damage Report Reveals Significant Gap In NZ Climate Support For The Pacific

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 6:24 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Oxfam Aotearoa along with Oxfam Australia, and Oxfam in the Pacific have released a new report titled Breaking through red lines . Oxfam says that the report draws attention to gaps in the latest funds announced for overseas climate action by the ... More >>

OECD Tax Deal Is A Mockery Of Fairness: Oxfam

Saturday, 9 October 2021, 5:40 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

In response to the OECD’s tax deal announced today, Oxfam’s Tax Policy Lead Susana Ruiz said: "Today's tax deal was meant to end tax havens for good. Instead it was written by them." "This deal is a shameful and dangerous capitulation ... More >>

OECD Tax Deal On Track To Become Rich Country Stitch-up: Oxfam

Friday, 8 October 2021, 11:55 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

On the eve of technical talks to thrash out the final details of the OECD tax deal ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers meeting next week, Oxfam is calling for world leaders to bring fairness and ambition back to the table and deliver a tax plan that ... More >>

“This Is Where Our Missing Hospitals Are”: Oxfam Reaction To New Exposé Of Secretive Tax Havens

Monday, 4 October 2021, 7:55 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published a new report today exposing the wealthy individuals and multinational corporations using tax havens to avoid paying their fair share of tax. Susana Ruiz, Oxfam International’s ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa And Ministry Of Foreign Affairs & Trade Announce Partnership

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 3:14 pm | Oxfam Aotearoa

A historic moment for Oxfam Aotearoa and New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) as both sign a partnership for a new programme called Kōtui that will support our Pacific neighbours. The total $12.4 million investment will help ... More >>

IPCC Report - The Verdict Is Out: Methane Has A Bigger Impact On Global Warming Than Previously Thought

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 9:51 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

Following the release of the latest IPCC report, Oxfam Aotearoa reacts. NZ relevance and what’s new: No more debate – climate breakdown is happening and humans are responsible for it. The verdict is out: Methane has a bigger impact on global warming ... More >>

One Year Since The Beirut Blast

Friday, 6 August 2021, 5:48 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

One year ago, a blast ripped through Beirut, taking 200 lives, and causing widespread and long-lasting injury, destruction, and devastation to more than one third of the city. In the immediate aftermath and in the year since, we have seen the people of ... More >>