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Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam Trailwalker on the move from Whakatane

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam Trailwalker will return in 2020 for what will be its fifth and final year in Whakatāne, Oxfam has announced, following which the charity’s flagship event will be moving to a new location.  The event’s new host region is to be announced later this year. Oxfam New Zealand’s Fundraising Events Manager […]

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Oxfam welcomes Government’s Zero Carbon Bill announcement

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam welcomes Government’s Zero Carbon Bill announcement

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Following the New Zealand government’s announcement on the Zero Carbon Bill this morning, Oxfam is celebrating the move towards putting critical action on climate change into law.  Today, the government published the details of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill, a key step in New Zealand’s contribution to limit global […]

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Cyclone Kenneth – extreme weather pummels Mozambique again, putting thousands more lives in danger, Oxfam is there

By   /  May 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cyclone Kenneth – extreme weather pummels Mozambique again, putting thousands more lives in danger, Oxfam is there

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam and international and local partners are planning to help people in Mozambique hit by a second devastating cyclone in less than six weeks. Oxfam is part of the COSACA consortium with Save the Children and Care now assessing people’s needs and preparing to distribute mosquito nets, food and hygiene kits. […]

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The response to global hunger is tragically inadequate

By   /  April 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on The response to global hunger is tragically inadequate

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The “Global Report on Food Crises”, released today by the Food Security Information Network, says that more than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger and required urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018. Reacting to the news, Oxfam France’s Executive Director Cécile Duflot, said: “We live in […]

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Cyclone Idai: Urgent action needed to reduce risk of disease and second disaster

By   /  March 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cyclone Idai: Urgent action needed to reduce risk of disease and second disaster

Source: Oxfam New Zealand In response to news reports that the number of cases of cholera in the cyclone devastated city of Beira has risen to 139, Oxfam calls for a well-coordinated effort to prevent and contain cholera and other waterborne diseases. Oxfam cannot confirm the reported cases. Dorothy Sang, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Advocacy Manager in Beira, […]

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Oxfam Trailwalker raises almost a million dollars for charity

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam Trailwalker raises almost a million dollars for charity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The fourteenth annual Oxfam New Zealand Trailwalker this weekend has raised almost a million dollars thanks to fundraising efforts from over a thousand participants. Local Whakatane team “Lazer Photos & Cameras Deranged Four” powered through the 100km to cross the finish line first in 16 hours and 45 minutes. Team leader […]

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A message of support and solidarity to the people affected by Cyclone Idai

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on A message of support and solidarity to the people affected by Cyclone Idai

Source: Oxfam New Zealand As Oxfam leaders from across the world, attending our annual board meetings in Kenya, we send our solidarity to the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi whose lives have been devastated by cyclone Idai. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have perished, and the more than 2.6 million […]

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Oxfam Trailwalker brings Edgecumbe community together for charity

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam Trailwalker brings Edgecumbe community together for charity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The community of Edgecumbe is banding together for a good cause to support the fourteenth annual Oxfam Trailwalker this weekend. The town was devastated in 2017 when a breach in the Rangitāiki river stop bank unleashed a wall of water on the small community. Around 1600 people were evacuated and almost […]

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Cyclone Idai leaves trail destruction in southern Africa

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cyclone Idai leaves trail destruction in southern Africa

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam will be responding with water, sanitation services, food and other non-food items to people affected by Cyclone Idai that hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 14-15. Scores of people have been killed, several hundred more are still missing and almost a million have been left destitute and in need […]

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Oxfam confederation condemns NZ terror attack and sends message of solidarity

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam confederation condemns NZ terror attack and sends message of solidarity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The leaders of Oxfam’s agencies worldwide are meeting in Kenya this week and we send a message of strength and solidarity to the people of New Zealand as they respond to the appalling act of extremism against the Kiwi Muslim community, where at least 50 people were shot dead by a […]

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Oxfam confederation condemns New Zealand terror attack and sends message of support and solidarity

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam confederation condemns New Zealand terror attack and sends message of support and solidarity

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The leaders of Oxfam’s agencies worldwide are meeting in Kenya this week and we send a message of strength and solidarity to the people of New Zealand as they respond to the appalling act of extremism against the Kiwi Muslim community, where at least 50 people were shot dead by a […]

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Standing Together We Are Strong

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Standing Together We Are Strong

Source: Oxfam New Zealand The New Zealand we believe in is one where the hopes of refugees and migrants arriving in any New Zealand community are realised with welcome and safety. It’s one where our Muslim whānau who have long been part of Aotearoa New Zealand would remain safe. Above all, safety at prayer. Let […]

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Oxfam supports young people in School Strike 4 Climate

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam supports young people in School Strike 4 Climate

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam New Zealand is standing in solidarity with young people taking action against climate change in the School Strike 4 Climate. Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “We are proud of the young people who are standing up for what’s right. It’s inspiring to see such leadership from students committed to […]

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New IMF Report should trigger seismic shift in international communities approach to corporate tax abuse, says Oxfam

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New IMF Report should trigger seismic shift in international communities approach to corporate tax abuse, says Oxfam

Source: Oxfam New Zealand “The IMF report confirms what Oxfam has being saying for years – that the international tax system is broken and needs fundamental reform. “This report should trigger a seismic shift in the international communities approach to corporate tax abuse. It recognises that corporations are paying less than they were even before […]

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Yemeni crisis forces families to take desperate measures to survive

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Yemeni crisis forces families to take desperate measures to survive

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Conflict, rising food prices and plummeting incomes in Yemen are forcing people to resort to desperate measures to stave off hunger, Oxfam said today.   The warning comes as rich countries meet in Geneva to pledge aid for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen which has left almost ten million people one […]

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New research reveals how our clothes are Made in Poverty

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on New research reveals how our clothes are Made in Poverty

Source: Oxfam New Zealand GMB Akash/Panos/OxfamAUS The systemic failure of big Australasian clothing brands to bring an end to the payment of poverty wages is denying the workers who make our clothes even the basics of a decent life, new research released by Oxfam today has revealed. The report, Made in Poverty, published by Oxfam Australia, is the […]

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Oxfam’s reaction to the Tax Working Group’s final report

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam’s reaction to the Tax Working Group’s final report

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Responding to the release of the Tax Working Group’s final report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “Oxfam New Zealand welcomes the Tax Working Group’s efforts to examine our tax system to make sure it treats everyone fairly. It is time the New Zealand government fully used one […]

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Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities, say Oxfam, Save the Children & World Vision

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities, say Oxfam, Save the Children & World Vision

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Donate now Education and income-generating opportunities must be made top priorities for the nearly 1 million Rohingya still languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp almost 18 months after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, said three leading NGOs at the launch of a new UN funding plan for the crisis […]

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Biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp is ‘step forward’ for safer human waste disposal in emergencies

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, AM-NC, Economy, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Biggest-ever waste treatment plant in a refugee camp is ‘step forward’ for safer human waste disposal in emergencies

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam has opened the largest human waste treatment plant ever built in a refugee camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The industrial-scale plant, funded by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, can process the waste of 150,000 people – a population bigger than Tauranga.  Being able to treat large volumes of faecal waste on site, […]

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Byanyima and Ardern talk NZ budget, inequality, climate change

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  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 Byanyima and Ardern talk NZ budget, inequality, climate change

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Winnie Byanyima and Prime Minister Ardern at the World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos, Switzerland.  Oxfam International executive director Winnie Byanyima and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern have met to discuss global and New Zealand issues including the upcoming national well-being budget and global inequality. The meeting occurred as part […]

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