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One month on after Indonesia tsunami and quake: concerns as monsoon threatens

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Environment, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on One month on after Indonesia tsunami and quake: concerns as monsoon threatens

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Mas’ad and her three children are living with their relatives in a makeshift camp for internally displaced people, near her destroyed house in Dampal village, Donggala district, about 700 kilometres south-north of Palu in central Sulawesi. “My three children and I ran away from home when the first quake hit. When […]

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Tsunami survivors face long queues for clean water – Oxfam

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Tsunami survivors face long queues for clean water – Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Scenes of destruction in Peotbo, Indonesia, a village of some 1700 homes that was swallowed whole by the liquefaction of the soil, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Sulawesi on September 28. Photo: Andri Tambunan/Oxfam The emergency system for distributing clean water in Palu is under strain to meet demand […]

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Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

By   /  October 8, 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 Rising temperatures jeopardise life as we know it unless governments take swift action: Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Commenting on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on limiting warming to 1.5C released today, Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts, and the IPCC just showed that things can get much worse. […]

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Oxfam treatment units on way to Palu as clean water in short supply

By   /  October 5, 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 treatment units on way to Palu as clean water in short supply

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Hariandi Hafid/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Oxfam water treatment units and purification kits are en route to Palu, Sulawesi, with clean water in short supply after the deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami. Water remains the main issue, with most supply infrastructure, such as pipes, damaged in the earthquake. Some drinking water […]

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Oxfam scales up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

By   /  October 2, 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 scales up response to deadly Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and partner organisations are scaling up their response to support 500,000 people after the Indonesian Government announced Monday that more than 2 million people may be affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi. At least 840 people were killed and hundreds of houses and buildings have collapsed, according […]

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Oxfam plans to reach 100,000 people with basic aid after Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

By   /  October 1, 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 plans to reach 100,000 people with basic aid after Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and its local partners are standing by to deploy emergency staff and resources to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as an estimated 1.5 million people are thought to be affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on Friday. The death toll stands at 830 confirmed fatalities, but this […]

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Oxfam and partners assessing damage after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

By   /  September 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 and partners assessing damage after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

Source: Oxfam New Zealand A woman cries as people look at the damages after an earthquake and a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. (Muhammad Rifki/AFP/Getty Images) Oxfam and its local partners in Indonesia are assessing damage after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit coastal towns in the country’s central island […]

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Oxfam responds to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report

By   /  September 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 responds to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report

Source: Oxfam New Zealand In response to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “While the interim report has a lot of positive recommendations, there is no mention of making multinational corporations publish key financial information from each country they operate in. This is […]

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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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