Media Releases

Oxfam reaction to NZ government’s declaration of climate emergency

In response to the New Zealand government’s move to declare a climate emergency, Oxfam New Zealand’s Campaigns Lead Alex Johnston said: “It’s significant to see the New Zealand government formally recognise the urgency of our climate crisis, and we hope this symbolic step heralds swift and just climate action here and on the world stage. […]

Typhoon Goni: Oxfam and partners help nearly 50K displaced people in Bicol, Philippines

In response to the onslaught of super Typhoon Goni, which hit Philippines earlier this month and left hundreds of thousands without home, Oxfam together with international and local partners are supporting 49,000 people in the hardest-hit areas of the Bicol region with lifesaving aid. “We have already reached 8,550 individuals with potable water, water treatment […]

Reaction to AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial announcement

In response to the announcement today on the results of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial, Oxfam’s Health policy Manager, Anna Marriott, said: “This is another breakthrough and while the results from the AstraZeneca/Oxford trial are slightly less promising than those from Pfizer and Moderna, they have pledged to do far more to make sure the […]

Moderna can be a genuine game-changer – if it shares COVID-19 vaccine

In response to the announcement today from the National Institutes of Health that early data shows Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95 percent effective, Anna Marriott, Oxfam’s Health Policy Manager, said: “Moderna’s discovery could be a real game-changer in the fight against COVID-19. However, on its own, Moderna can only produce enough vaccine for less […]