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Oxfam India welcomes the US decision to back IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

The Biden Administration has caused a domino effect following the news that the USA will support the People’s Vaccine. World leaders are taking to Twitter to announce their support of the waiver including the New Zealand Government. This news is especially critical for India where infections are soaring to over 400,000 new cases per day. […]

New Zealand Announces Support For The People’s Vaccine

Moments after the USA announced its support for the People’s Vaccine, a tweet from Minister Damien O’Connor went live saying, “[We] warmly welcome and strongly support the proposal for a TRIPS waiver for vaccines.” A huge win for the people, but Oxfam New Zealand says the fight is not over yet.  Oxfam New Zealand’s Communications and Advocacy Director Jo […]

Oxfam responds to deadly COVID-19 wave in India

Oxfam responds to deadly COVID-19 wave in India Oxfam India has deployed teams to five of the worst-hit states in India where a second wave of coronavirus is sweeping the country. The international organisation is urgently appealing for $2 million to fund its emergency response to the crisis. Oxfam New Zealand is contributing to this […]

COVID-19 cost women globally over $800 billion in lost income in one year

Women’s lost income in 2020 totaled the combined wealth of 98 countries The COVID-19 crisis cost women around the world at least $800 billion in lost income in 2020, equivalent to more than the combined GDP of 98 countries, said Oxfam today. Globally, women lost more than 64 million jobs last year —a 5 percent […]

New Zealand Must Up Ambition, Oxfam Says

Oxfam supports the policies that Prime Minister Ardern showcased during the first day of the virtual Climate Summit hosted by the United States of America, and acknowledges their important contribution to stop global heating, but urges our Government to significantly ramp-up its ambition. Oxfam New Zealand’s Communications and Advocacy Director, Jo Spratt said: “despite being […]

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