Oxfam report reveals spiralling costs of 3°C compared to 2°C global warming.
Tasman towns once again top the Oxfam Unwrapped Generosity List to confirm the big-hearted Tasman district as the most charitable region in New Zealand.
A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi yesterday.
One of the strongest storms ever recorded has made landfall on the west coast of Mexico. Oxfam is on standby ready to respond.
Typhoon Koppu has struck the Philippines, making landfall in the north eastern province of Aurora, pummelling the coastal community of more than 200,000 people with wind gusts of 195km/h.
New Zealand falls well short of its fair share of international contributions to the Syria crisis
At least four million people in the Pacific face hunger, water shortages and risk of disease this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.
Island leaders hold their ground as NZ and Australia fail once more to stand with the Pacific
New Zealand and Australia must face up to the reality that climate change threatens the survival of some of their closest neighbours
Responding to the European migrant crisis Rachael Le Mesurier, Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand, said:
“This year, the UN said that more people have had to flee war, violence and persecution than at any time since the Second World War. This is a global displacement crisis, and a moral crisis of our time. It is an issue of humanity and it is the collective responsibility of the global community to address it humanely.