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In a year of non-stop climate disasters, COP 23 offers scant support

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on In a year of non-stop climate disasters, COP 23 offers scant support

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: In a year of non-stop climate disasters, COP 23 offers scant support With the United Nations’ climate conference drawing to a close, it’s clear there’s been very little progress on how to help people affected by climate change, despite record-breaking hurricanes and catastrophic floods […]

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More funds needed to help Rohingya women who have fled rape and violence – Oxfam

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on More funds needed to help Rohingya women who have fled rape and violence – Oxfam

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: More funds needed to help Rohingya women who have fled rape and violence – Oxfam More than 300,000 Rohingya women and girls who have fled rape and violence are not getting the protection and help they need because of lack of funds, Oxfam said […]

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Amazon’s prime tax deal: Luxembourg offered retailer massive unfair discount

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Amazon’s prime tax deal: Luxembourg offered retailer massive unfair discount

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Amazon’s prime tax deal: Luxembourg offered retailer massive unfair discount Online retailer Amazon has received 250 million euros in illegal state aid from Luxembourg, the European Commission said today. This is the fifth high-profile decision on tax deals, like the one between the Irish […]

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Oxfam’s reaction to the new US tax plan

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Oxfam’s reaction to the new US tax plan

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Oxfam’s reaction to the new US tax plan In response to the tax plan outline proposed jointly by President Trump and Congressional leaders, Paul O’Brien, Oxfam America’s Vice-President for Policy and Advocacy, made the following statement: “The tax plan introduced today is a blueprint […]

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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas without shelter & clean water

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas without shelter & clean water

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas without shelter & clean water More than 70 per cent of the nearly 430,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh are without adequate shelter and half have no safe drinking water, Oxfam warned today. Heavy rains and floods […]

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Oxfam warns of Maria’s impact in Dominican Republic

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Oxfam warns of Maria’s impact in Dominican Republic

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Oxfam warns of Maria’s impact in Dominican Republic Oxfam is currently preparing to respond to the likely humanitarian needs of people now being hit by Hurricane Maria in Dominican Republic. Much of the country is already saturated after the recent heavy rains caused by […]

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Oxfam assessing damage from second earthquake this month in Mexico

By   /  September 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Oxfam assessing damage from second earthquake this month in Mexico

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Oxfam assessing damage from second earthquake this month in Mexico Photo: Alfredo Estrella, AFP, Getty Images Donate now A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico on September 19, killing more than 200 people in the country, most of them in and near Mexico City. According to […]

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Rise in hunger an appalling relapse

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Rise in hunger an appalling relapse

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Rise in hunger an appalling relapse For the first time in more than a decade, the United Nations reported a sharp increase in hunger around the world. Reacting to the news, Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said: “This is a disgraceful failure of our international leaders […]

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Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists those hit hardest by disaster

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists those hit hardest by disaster

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists those hit hardest by disaster In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Oxfam and its Caribbean partner organisations are helping the most vulnerable people who have lost their homes and livelihoods to recover from the disaster, including ensuring access to clean […]

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Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists those hit hardest by disasters

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists those hit hardest by disasters

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hurricane Irma: Oxfam assists those hit hardest by disasters Oxfam and its Caribbean partner organisations are helping people most affected by flooding and strong winds following Hurricane Irma, which hit housing, infrastructure and destroyed agricultural production. The Dominican Republic and Haiti were spared the […]

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Oxfam working with Cuban authorities to mitigate damage by Irma

By   /  September 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Oxfam working with Cuban authorities to mitigate damage by Irma

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Oxfam working with Cuban authorities to mitigate damage by Irma The people of eastern Cuba face devastation from Hurricane Irma, the first category 5 hurricane to hit Cuban territory since 1932. Oxfam is actively engaging with Cuban authorities and local partner organisations to support […]

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Oxfam assisting in clean up and rebuild after Hurricane Irma

By   /  September 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Oxfam assisting in clean up and rebuild after Hurricane Irma

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Oxfam assisting in clean up and rebuild after Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage overnight. Oxfam teams will immediately assess the needs of the most vulnerable people in the heaviest-hit areas, mainly in the north of both countries. Overnight, Oxfam’s Tania Escamilla – […]

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Hurricane Irma: ferocious storm wreaks havoc across Caribbean

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Hurricane Irma: ferocious storm wreaks havoc across Caribbean

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Hurricane Irma: ferocious storm wreaks havoc across Caribbean The strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic has caused widespread damage in the already vulnerable islands of the Caribbean, with as many as three million people expected to be affected by the disaster in Haiti […]

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Oxfam ready to respond to Hurricane Irma, tropical storm Jose under watch

By   /  September 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Oxfam ready to respond to Hurricane Irma, tropical storm Jose under watch

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Oxfam ready to respond to Hurricane Irma, tropical storm Jose under watch Oxfam and its partner organisations in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba are preparing to respond to probable damage from the impact of Hurricane Irma, to help people likely to be hardest […]

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43 million people affected by South Asia floods: Oxfam responds

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on 43 million people affected by South Asia floods: Oxfam responds

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: 43 million people affected by South Asia floods: Oxfam responds The UN is reporting that at least 900 people have been killed by ongoing monsoonal flooding and landslides in India, Bangladesh and Nepal and it is now estimated 43 million people have been affected […]

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41 million people affected by South Asia floods: Oxfam responds

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on 41 million people affected by South Asia floods: Oxfam responds

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: 41 million people affected by South Asia floods: Oxfam responds The UN is reporting that at least 900 people have been killed by ongoing monsoonal flooding and landslides in India, Bangladesh and Nepal and its estimated 41 million people have been affected across a […]

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One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda As the announcement of 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda was made today, Lydia Zigomo, the Oxfam Regional Director of the Horn, East and Central Africa, said: “As long as the senseless, costly and […]

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NZ aid agencies launch campaign for action on climate change

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on NZ aid agencies launch campaign for action on climate change

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ aid agencies launch campaign for action on climate change Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies are today launching a campaign to demand political action which will see New Zealand reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. Six weeks out from the General […]

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Oxfam launches new emergency simulation event

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Oxfam launches new emergency simulation event

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Oxfam launches new emergency simulation event A new natural disaster simulation event – the first of its kind in New Zealand – has just been launched by international aid agency Oxfam, in association with Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management, to raise money for […]

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Victory in Tunisia: new law says “Enough” to violence against women and girls

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on Victory in Tunisia: new law says “Enough” to violence against women and girls

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: Victory in Tunisia: new law says “Enough” to violence against women and girls The Tunisian Parliament, on July 26th 2017, adopted a new law for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, including domestic violence. In response, Soufia Galand, Oxfam […]

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