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.
Oxfam New Zealand has received gifts of over $200,000 in the last year from generous Kiwis who have left money in their wills to support poverty reduction programmes in the Pacific. September 6 – September 12 is Include a Charity Week, a campaign aimed at encouraging more people to include gifts in their wills to their favourite charities, after they have looked after family and friends.
Oxfam joins others in the High Court to challenge the secrecy of TPPA documents.
Entries are now open for the first Oxfam Trailwalker event to be held in sunny Whakatāne.
This week, trade ministers and officials from the 12 countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) meet in Maui in an attempt to finalise the agreement.
Three months on from the earthquake in Nepal, women are living in fear of abuse because of the lack of privacy and security in temporary shelters.
Oxfam New Zealand team up with Deloitte New Zealand through the Deloitte Humanitarian Innovation Program to improve the delivery of disaster relief in the Pacific.