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Millions of swarming locusts devastate crops

  Swarms of locusts that are sweeping across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could grow 500 times bigger by June and invade Uganda and South Sudan unless they are immediately brought under control, says Oxfam. The plagues have hit the region at a time when it is already facing very high levels of food insecurity after […]

Oxfam reaction to International Court of Justice decision on Myanmar

Reacting to today’s decision by the International Court of Justice to order Myanmar to carry out emergency provisional measures, Oxfam’s Head of Humanitarian Campaigns, Fionna Smyth, said: “This ruling is an important step towards justice and accountability for the Rohingya people. We urge Myanmar to implement these measures immediately and call on all nations to […]

Unpaid care work traps millions of women in poverty

New Oxfam Report Reveals Sexist Economy Women and girls put in 12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work each and every day, a contribution to the global economy of at least $10.8 trillion (NZD$16 trillion) a year, and more than three times the size of the global tech industry, reveals a new report from Oxfam […]

Oxfam’s annual Generosity Index highlights most giving Kiwis in Aotearoa

Oxfam New Zealand has published the results of its annual Generosity Index, revealing the most generous towns, cities and regions in the country. Nelson-Tasman has been named New Zealand’s most generous region in 2019, beating the rest of the country for the biggest hearts. Last year’s winner, Wellington, came in second place with Otago rounding […]

World screams out for action but climate summit responds with a whisper

Responding to the final communiqué of the COP25 climate talks in Madrid, Chema Vera, Interim Executive Director of Oxfam International, said: “The world is screaming out for climate action but this summit had responded with a whisper. The poorest nations are in a sprint for survival yet many governments have barely moved from the starting […]