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Throwing Away Vaccines And Reaction To OECD Statement

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 10:01 am | Oxfam NZ

In response to the statement issued today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee, which says that countries will be able to count donations of unwanted vaccine doses as part of their foreign ... More >>

African Leaders Launch “Year Of Nutrition”

Friday, 4 February 2022, 9:40 am | Oxfam NZ

Tough, urgent choices for African leaders as they launch “Year of Nutrition” to help millions of people facing hunger African governments should boost funding for agriculture, address peace and security challenges, and do more to genuinely ... More >>

NZ Company Working With Oxfam To Turn Seawater Into Drinking Water In Tonga

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 11:03 am | Oxfam NZ

Bay of Islands based company Open Oceans says it is pleased the desalination units developed on request of Oxfam in 2014 are still helping to save lives in Tonga today. Over the weekend, Oxfam Aotearoa finally made contact with their partner Tongan National ... More >>

Oxfam Reaction To Pfizer’s Announcement Of Voluntary Licenses

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 9:49 am | Oxfam NZ

In reaction to Pfizer’s announcement of voluntary licenses of its COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid to the Medicines Patent Pool, People’s Vaccine Alliance spokesperson and Oxfam America’s Senior Advocacy Advisor, Robbie Silverman, said: ... More >>

Reaction To Pledge To End Overseas Fossil Fuel

Friday, 5 November 2021, 9:56 am | Oxfam NZ

Responding to reports that around 20 countries, including New Zealand, have committed to stop financing overseas fossil fuel projects by the end of 2022, Oxfam's climate policy lead Nafkote Dabi said: "This is an encouraging move that will divert ... More >>

Oxfam, Amnesty And ActionStation React To Govt Announcement Today Re Afghanistan

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 4:40 pm | Oxfam NZ

  In response to the Government's announcement today on Afghanistan , the collective voice of 61 organisations, individuals and leaders including ActionStation, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand and Oxfam Aotearoa said: “We welcome ... More >>

‘Net Zero’ Carbon Targets Are Dangerous Distractions From The Priority Of Cutting Emissions Says New Oxfam Report

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 4:37 pm | Oxfam NZ

Using land alone to remove the world’s carbon emissions to achieve ‘net zero’ by 2050 would require at least 1.6 billion hectares of new forests, equivalent to 60 times the size of New Zealand or more than all the farmland on the planet, reveals ... More >>

Vaccine Monopolies Make Cost Of Vaccinating The World Against Covid At Least Five Times More Expensive Than It Could Be

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 4:29 pm | Oxfam NZ

The cost of vaccinating the world against COVID-19 could be at least five times cheaper if pharmaceutical companies weren’t profiteering from their monopolies on COVID-19 vaccines, campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. ... More >>

Wealth Of New Zealand’s Richest Person’s Soars By $3.4bn Since Beginning Of Pandemic

Monday, 25 January 2021, 10:32 pm | Oxfam NZ

New Zealand’s richest citizen, Graeme Hart, has seen his fortune increase by NZ$3,494,333,333 since March 2020 – a sum equivalent to over half a million New Zealanders receiving a cheque for NZ$6,849 each, reveals a new analysis from Oxfam today. The New Zealand ... More >>

Kiwis’ Carbon Footprint 13 Times That Of Poorest Half Of World’s Population

Saturday, 12 December 2020, 12:23 pm | Oxfam NZ

New Zealand’s efforts to tackle climate change are under fresh scrutiny as global leaders meet this weekend to announce ambitious plans to meet the challenges of the climate crisis. An exclusive group of countries have been accepted to speak at ... More >>

New Zealand’s Climate Finance Lifeline Not Enough To Reach Frontline Countries – Oxfam

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 1:35 pm | Oxfam NZ

New Zealand’s overseas climate finance is a lifeline to many of the world’s poorest countries and communities on the frontlines of climate change, but the level of funding provided until now falls far below what is needed to meet our international ... More >>

More Than 2 Million People Impacted As Super Typhoon Goni Sweeps Across The Philippines

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 11:57 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam is working with local partners and coordinating with local governments in the Philippines to assess the damage and needs of affected communities following Super Typhoon Goni’s four landfalls yesterday and early this morning. At least ... More >>

World At A Crossroads: Extra Billion Dollars Required In Time Of Unprecedented Need

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 9:56 am | Oxfam NZ

A group of New Zealand’s leading international aid agencies have launched a joint campaign today, calling for New Zealand to dramatically increase its aid funding and climate finance for poorer countries. Oxfam, World Vision and Christian ... More >>

Oxfam Announces New Location For 100km Charity Walk In Taranaki

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 8:40 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam has announced it will be moving its flagship fundraising event Oxfam Trailwalker to Taranaki, with the charity walk due to make its debut in the stunning region on March 20-21, 2021. Throwing their weight behind Oxfam Trailwalker 2021 are some well-known ... More >>

Boost To Aid Budget Welcome, Oxfam Says

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:13 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam welcomes today’s budget announcement that boosted vital aid funding to help people living in poverty and hardship across the world, but says there is an urgent need for more support to deal with coronavirus. Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and ... More >>

NZ aid agencies call for global action on pandemic

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 10:19 am | Oxfam NZ

Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies have today called on the New Zealand government to step in with immediate humanitarian assistance to save millions of lives in the world’s worst crisis and emergency situations. More >>

New OECD Figures Show International Aid Woefully Inadequate To Fight Coronavirus Crisis, Says Oxfam

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 6:50 am | Oxfam NZ

Rich countries barely increased international aid by 1.4 percent overall in 2019, while they cut humanitarian assistance by 2.9 percent, according to figures published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Despite ... More >>

Debt Relief For Poor Countries Essential In Global Fight Against Coronavirus – Oxfam NZ

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 7:52 pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand government to free up spending for global public health, by advocating for the immediate cancellation of all external debt payments due to be made in 2020 by developing country governments. Oxfam New ... More >>

Oxfam Coordinates Response To TC Harold

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 7:30 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam teams in the Pacific are already working with partner agencies and governments in Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in response to Tropical Cyclone Harold. The category 5 cyclone is now hitting Santo and Malo and moving into the Penama and Malampa Provinces, ... More >>

Up To 130,000 In Path Of Tropical Cyclone Harold As Storm Approaches Vanuatu Capital

Monday, 6 April 2020, 6:07 am | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam is ready to respond to tropical cyclone Harold, which is expected to hit Vanuatu in the next 24 hours. The storm’s current path suggests it will pass through the Vanuatu island group, potentially affecting the capital Port Vila, as a powerful ... More >>