Rachael Le Mesurier, Oxfam New Zealand's Executive Director, is at the UN conference on Small Island Developing States in Apia, and here provides an overview of the climate, sea level and other issues that are going to be on the agenda.
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Oxfam's campaigns intern Joseph Mirikitani-Florendo reflects on the shared Polynesian heritage between his homeland, Hawai'i, and his adopted home, Aotearoa.
In Gaza, delivering safe water is filled with danger. "I've heard the sound of explosions while driving from one shelter to another. I feared that the next bomb would fall where I was working," says Mahmoud Hneif, who has been driving trucks filled with clean drinking water for thousands of families who have fled their homes.
When people think of Gaza, they rarely think of a hub of technological innovation. But for the past few years Oxfam has been working with Gaza's University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) to support IT graduates to develop and market their business ideas.
As the election on September 20 draws nearer, efforts are being made to provide information about the parties' policies to help inform voters. To draw attention to the overseas aid budget and how it is spent, the Council for International Development (CID) asked the main political parties five questions about their policy on ODA.
Salama Shamali is just six years old, yet he has already lived through three wars.
Waseem is Oxfam Food Security and Livelihoods Officer in Gaza, where more than 200,000 people have fled their homes with nowhere safe to go. Oxfam is there providing vital water and sanitation, and food vouchers to help people cope with the crisis.
This past weekend a brief 12 hour cessation of hostilities was announced in Gaza. Oxfam teams were able to deliver more vital water and aid to people who have fled their homes and lost everything in the violence of the past few weeks. Soon afterwards, the violence resumed. A permanent ceasefire, and an end to the blockade of Gaza, is urgently needed before countless more lives are lost.
Food company will implement industry-leading measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chains.
People keep asking me how the situation in Gaza is right now, and I don't know how to begin describing it. Scary. Dangerous. Confusing. So many emotions.