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NGO heavyweights team up for South Island adventure challenge

Two of New Zealand’s most respected organisations have teamed up in 2021 to offer Kiwis the chance to take on the famous Alps2Ocean cycling adventure, all for a good cause. Oxfam New Zealand and Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand are inviting Kiwis to experience a stunning cycle ride through spectacular scenery across the South Island. […]

Homes flattened, thousands in evacuation centres as powerful Tropical Cyclone Yasa strikes Fiji

Oxfam is working with local partners and coordinating with the Fijian government to assess the damage and needs of affected communities following Cyclone Yasa’s landfall in Fiji yesterday and early this morning. Communities are reporting widespread damage to homes, landslides blocking roads, coastal and surface flooding in low-lying areas and damaged vegetation. Destructive winds of […]

2.7 billion people have had no ‘social protection’ to cope with Covid-19 economic crisis

New Oxfam research shows that over a third of the world’s population has had no public money to cope with the effects of the pandemic. A new report “Shelter from the Storm”, done in partnership with Development Pathways, reviewed government schemes used to inject additional money to help people, such as disability, unemployment, child, and elderly […]

Oxfam – Reaction to Climate Ambition Summit

Responding to the UK-hosted Climate Ambition Summit proceedings, Tim Gore, Head of Climate Policy at Oxfam said: “The Climate Ambition Summit lacked real ambition. World leaders must step up in the next 12 critical months to pull the world back from the brink of catastrophic climate change.” “Commitments to near-term emissions cuts are still insufficient […]

Oxfam disappointed New Zealand government will not back a People’s Vaccine

Following reports that New Zealand won’t be backing the call to waive patents and facilitate a free and fairly distributed vaccine to help prevent the spread of coronavirus around the world, Oxfam New Zealand’s Communications and Advocacy Director Dr Joanna Spratt said: “It is disappointing for the New Zealand government not to support a decision […]

Kiwis’ carbon footprint 13 times that of poorest half of world’s population

New Zealand’s efforts to tackle climate change are under fresh scrutiny as global leaders meet this weekend to announce ambitious plans to meet the challenges of the climate crisis.  An exclusive group of countries have been accepted to speak at the Climate Ambition Summit, hosted by France, the UK and the UN, via a virtual […]

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