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When Will Our Government Match Our People’s Generosity?

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:53 am | Oxfam New Zealand

2022 Budget Reaction: Big Hearts Connected World "We are disappointed that, once again, this government has not increased its contribution to global efforts to halt the fall of families across the world into extreme poverty,” says Big Hearts ... More >>

Weight Of Sixty-one Organisations, Individuals And Community Members Call For Urgent Action For Afghanistan

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 5:52 am | Oxfam New Zealand

September 16, 2021 - An open letter to Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs was submitted today with signatures from 61 organisations, individuals and Afghan community members calling for urgent action for Afghanistan. In the open letter, ... More >>

Oxfam Reacts To The UN’s State Of Food Security And Nutrition Report

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 3:27 pm | Oxfam New Zealand

In reaction to the UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) report revealing that nearly 12% of the world’s population – or 811 million people – were undernourished last year and that increase is equal to last five years combined, Oxfam’s Emergency ... More >>

Six-fold Increase In People Suffering Famine-like Conditions Since Pandemic Began

Friday, 9 July 2021, 10:55 am | Oxfam New Zealand

11 people are likely dying every minute from hunger, now outpacing COVID-19 fatalities, warns Oxfam. A new Oxfam report today says that as many as 11 people are likely dying of hunger and malnutrition each minute. This is more than the current global death ... More >>

Oxfam Aotearoa Launches A Petition To Help Farmers

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 2:53 pm | Oxfam New Zealand

 Today, Oxfam Aotearoa launches a new campaign to rally Kiwis across the country to demand greater climate action. Oxfam kicks-off the campaign with a petition that supporters will sign to get the New Zealand government to help our largest polluting ... More >>

G7 Support For Pharma Monopolies Is Putting Millions Of Lives At Risk

Friday, 11 June 2021, 1:10 pm | Oxfam New Zealand

The self-interest of G7 countries is the biggest obstacle to ending the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of campaigning organizations said today. Ahead of the G7 Leaders’ Summit, the People’s Vaccine Alliance warned that G7 promises to vaccinate the ... More >>

Oxfam Response To Climate Commission Draft Report

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 7:30 am | Oxfam New Zealand

Oxfam welcomes the release of the Climate Change Commission’s draft report on cutting New Zealand’s pollution, but says that doing our fair share for 1.5 degrees means much more ambitious action is needed now than the Commission currently recommends. ... More >>

2.7 Billion People Have Had No ‘Social Protection’ To Cope With Covid-19 Economic Crisis

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:16 am | Oxfam New Zealand

New Oxfam research shows that over a third of the world’s population has had no public money to cope with the effects of the pandemic. A new report “Shelter from the Storm”, done in partnership with Development Pathways, reviewed government ... More >>

Oxfam Disappointed New Zealand Government Will Not Back A People’s Vaccine

Saturday, 12 December 2020, 6:26 am | Oxfam New Zealand

Following reports that New Zealand won’t be backing the call to waive patents and facilitate a free and fairly distributed vaccine to help prevent the spread of coronavirus around the world, Oxfam New Zealand’s Communications and Advocacy Director ... More >>

Reaction To AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Announcement

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9:38 am | Oxfam New Zealand

In response to the announcement today on the results of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial, Oxfam’s Health policy Manager, Anna Marriott, said: “This is another breakthrough and while the results from the AstraZeneca/Oxford trial are slightly ... More >>

New Zealand Foreign Minister Announcement – Oxfam Reaction

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 6:33 am | Oxfam New Zealand

Oxfam says the appointment of Hon Nanaia Mahuta as the new Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade is welcomed and the aid agency looks forward to working with her over the next term. Oxfam New Zealand executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said: ... More >>

The Hunger Virus: "Abysmally Low” Funding For 55m Facing Extreme Hunger In 7 Worst-affected Nations

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 5:27 pm | Oxfam New Zealand

The threat of “Covid famines” and widespread extreme hunger is setting off every alarm bell within the international community, but so far sluggish funding is hampering humanitarian agencies’ efforts to deliver urgent assistance to people in need. ... More >>

Oxfam Trailwalker Charity Event Reaches New Heights With Record Sign-Ups

Saturday, 3 October 2020, 6:35 am | Oxfam New Zealand

Team crosses the finish line at Oxfam Trailwalker. Credit: Artur Francisco, Oxfam New Zealand’s largest team endurance event, Oxfam Trailwalker, is set to welcome a record-breaking number of teams to the Taranaki region on 21-22 March 2021, having ... More >>

Gaza Hospitals Brace For Surging COVID-19 Cases Amidst Bombing, And Severe Electricity Shortages

Friday, 28 August 2020, 6:29 pm | Oxfam New Zealand

Hospitals and Palestinians in Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on the planet, are bracing for the Coronavirus pandemic. Only three to four hours of electricity per day, as entry of fuel has been restricted by Israel, has forced Gaza’s ... More >>

Oxfam Report Says New Zealand’s Aid Not Going Where It Is Needed Most

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 5:04 am | Oxfam New Zealand

The New Zealand government’s aid in developing countries is not going to projects where it is needed most, says Oxfam, according to a new report published by agency today. Less than two percent of aid spending went to activities focused solely on ... More >>




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