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New Zealand’s Oxfam Trailwalker 2020 cancelled

Statement from Oxfam New Zealand executive director, Rachael Le Mesurier: “It is with great regret that Oxfam New Zealand announces the difficult but necessary decision of cancelling Oxfam Trailwalker 2020, due to be held in Whakatāne this weekend, March 21-22. “The safety and welfare of all Oxfam Trailwalker participants, supporters, volunteers and community members is […]

Oxfam’s international response to Covid-19

Oxfam has a comprehensive Covid-19 Staff Health protocol and has socialised best practice procedures for all our staff to follow in hygiene and infection management. We are following authorities’ advice in every country we’re based. We’re posting time-sensitive updates on our internal channels for all of our staff, including on travel restrictions, self-isolation advice and contingency planning […]

Tens of thousands of people are still suffering one year on from Cyclone Idai

Tens of thousands of people across Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique are still suffering 12 months after Cyclone Idai battered Southern Africa, warned Oxfam today. Cyclone Idai, one of the worst cyclones to hit Africa, made landfall on 14th March 2019. A new Oxfam briefing, ‘After the Storm,’ highlights that over 100,000 people in Mozambique and […]

Passing of Jeanette Fitzsimons

Photo: Jeanette visiting Oxfam New Zealand 2019 – Jeanette Fitzsimons left, Kate Raworth centre, Jo Spratt Oxfam’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director right. Oxfam New Zealand staff are deeply saddened at the passing of Jeanette Fitzsimons. Our country has lost an exceptional woman. Oxfam has lost a most treasured supporter and ally in fighting injustice in […]

Two Oxfam workers killed in attack in Syria

Oxfam condemns killing two of its workers in attack in Syria Two Oxfam aid workers were today killed in an attack at 2pm local time in Dar’a governorate in Southern Syria, between Nawa and Al-Yadudah. Wissam Hazim, Southern Hub Staff Safety Officer and Adel Al-Halabi, a driver, were both killed when their vehicle was attacked […]