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Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated NZ$5.5 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.  EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement from Abbott. We have republished it here: Statement from Abbott: Abbott is a responsible and transparent tax payer, […]

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Drug companies cheating New Zealand out of millions in tax revenue

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Drug companies cheating New Zealand out of millions in tax revenue

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies who are behind some of New Zealand’s most trusted brands – including Neutrogena, BAND-AID, Johnson’s Baby and ChapStick – appear to be unfairly avoiding an estimated NZ$21million in tax per year in New Zealand, reveals new research from Oxfam today.   EDITOR’S NOTE: LiveNews received a statement […]

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Oxfam, CDRC prioritise safe water and shelter materials in distribution efforts

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam, CDRC prioritise safe water and shelter materials in distribution efforts

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam staff on the ground in Cagayan have reported complete devastation of crops and destruction of significant damage to critical infrastructure like roads and bridges in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut. Oxfam has dispatched a team of experts on the ground to assess the water, public health and sanitation conditions following […]

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Oxfam and local partners witness Mangkhut’s “destructive force”– disaster preparedness committees activated

By   /  September 15, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam and local partners witness Mangkhut’s “destructive force”– disaster preparedness committees activated

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The joint assessment teams of Oxfam and its partner, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), witnessed the destructive force of Ompong, known internationally as Super Typhoon Mangkhut. The teams have been deployed to Cagayan since Wednesday to provide on-site situational updates and conduct rapid needs assessments. The community-led disaster preparedness committees of […]

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Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam, local partners ready to respond as “highly threatening” Typhoon Mangkhut nears Philippines

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed. The Philippine Government considers the huge typhoon to be “highly threatening” and that a request for international assistance might be considered.  The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council […]

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Oxfam monitoring Super Typhoon Mangkhut bearing down on Philippines

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam monitoring Super Typhoon Mangkhut bearing down on Philippines

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and partner staff in the Philippines are preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it barrels towards the north of the country. Known locally as Ompong, the super typhoon is predicted to make landfall in north of the main island of Luzon on Saturday morning and is packing devastating […]

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Oxfam dismayed at third consecutive annual rise in global hunger

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam dismayed at third consecutive annual rise in global hunger

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The United Nation today published its annual report on global food security and nutrition, estimating that 821 million people were undernourished in 2017. It says that “more complex, frequent, and intense climate extremes” was one of the leading causes of food crises in 2017, which alone left 94.9 million people having […]

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August the bloodiest month for civilians in Yemen

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on August the bloodiest month for civilians in Yemen

Source: Oxfam New Zealand August has been the bloodiest month this year for civilians in Yemen due to a combination of the warring parties’ reckless disregard for civilian lives and the failure of their political backers to offer any action to prevent the carnage said Oxfam today. The grim warning comes as the first talks […]

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Fresh quakes in Lombok cause mass panic and worsens need for urgent aid

By   /  August 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Fresh quakes in Lombok cause mass panic and worsens need for urgent aid

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Strong earthquakes and aftershocks continued to rattle Lombok sending its people, already reeling from the massive destruction in the previous weeks, running scared for their lives.  Over the past 24 hours, at least a dozen shocks of 5-Richter magnitude have followed on the heels of Sunday’s big quakes of 6.3 and […]

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Oxfam response to Kerala floods

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam response to Kerala floods

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam India is preparing emergency relief and assistance for people affected by one of the worst floods in the history of Kerala. The floods have affected more then one million people, left hundreds of thousands homeless and claimed the lives of 324 people to date.  Following a rapid assessment of the situation Oxfam India […]

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$72 million needed to protect Rohingya refugee women missing out on vital aid

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on $72 million needed to protect Rohingya refugee women missing out on vital aid

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Rohingya women living in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at greater risk of abuse due to unsafe and unsuitable facilities in many parts of the refugee camps, Oxfam warned today. The international agency called for 15 per cent of new funding to be set aside […]

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More lifesaving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on More lifesaving aid needed urgently as a third big quake hits Lombok

Source: Oxfam New Zealand A third earthquake of 6.2 magnitude which struck Lombok yesterday has severely escalated the need for life-saving aid and slowed down rescue efforts. With the latest quake adding to the trauma of the tens of thousands already in temporary shelters and under open skies, there is an increasing need for water, […]

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Oxfam provides drinking water and shelter to thousands hit by Indonesia earthquake

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam provides drinking water and shelter to thousands hit by Indonesia earthquake

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam is providing clean drinking water and tarpaulin shelter sheets to 5,000 survivors as a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Richter scale, the second within a week, hit Lombok Island in Indonesia. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency put the death toll at 91 with over 200 injured. 600,000 people are […]

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Oxfam’s response to bombing in Hodeidah, Yemen

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam’s response to bombing in Hodeidah, Yemen

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam condemned today’s attacks and called on all parties to the conflict to respect international law and protect civilians from harm.  The attack came as the UN Security Council met to discuss the situation in Yemen, during which the UN Special Envoy announced that parties would meet in Geneva in September. […]

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Oxfam responds to new Ebola outbreak in DRC

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam responds to new Ebola outbreak in DRC

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Last night the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced four new confirmed cases of Ebola in Mangina area, in the territory of Beni, province of North Kivu. This comes only nine days after a similar outbreak in Equateur province in the western part of the country was […]

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Oxfam’s response to UK International Development Select Committee’s report

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam’s response to UK International Development Select Committee’s report

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam New Zealand supports the response of our colleagues in Oxfam Great Britain to the UK Parliament’s International Development Select Committee’s report on the UK Aid Sector – Sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. Caroline Thomson, Oxfam Great Britain Chair of Trustees, in reflecting on the report’s recommendations for […]

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Oxfam reaction to announcement on end of Ebola in DRC

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam reaction to announcement on end of Ebola in DRC

Source: Oxfam New Zealand In response to the announcement today, that the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has officially ended, Oxfam’s humanitarian programme manager in the DRC, Tamba Emmanuel Danmbi-saa, said: “Today the DRC breathes a sigh of relief that the country is Ebola-free. The hard work and quick response from […]

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One year on from conflict – dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on One year on from conflict – dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

Source: Oxfam New Zealand One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running water or electricity, Oxfam said today. Thousands more don’t feel safe to return – including families whose houses have been completely destroyed in […]

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Yemen: Hodeidah cannot be allowed to become a graveyard

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Yemen: Hodeidah cannot be allowed to become a graveyard

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Conditions for over half a million people in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah are steadily deteriorating with food in short supply and seriously damaged water and sewage systems increasing the risk of cholera, Oxfam said today. More than 80,000 people have fled their homes, despite a recent reduction in the intensity […]

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Race against time for Rohingya refugees as monsoon rains, flooding and landslides continue

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Race against time for Rohingya refugees as monsoon rains, flooding and landslides continue

Source: Oxfam New Zealand While 5000 Kiwis take part in Oxfam’s Ration Challenge in support of refugees this World Refugee Week, Rohingya refugees are facing life-threatening rains and disease as monsoon rains continue to lash the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. There have been over 130 landslides, 3,300 damaged shelters and 28,000 Rohingya refugees affected […]

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