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The latest news and media releases from Oxfam New Zealand.

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NZ company working with Oxfam to turn seawater into drinking water in Tonga

Bay of Islands based company Open Oceans says it is pleased the desalination units developed on request of Oxfam in …
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Oxfam reaction to recent civilian deaths in airstrikes, Yemen

Following recent airstrikes in Yemen, Muhsin Sidiqquey Oxfam’s country director in Yemen said; “The increase in fighting in Yemen is …
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Oxfam reaction to Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai Volcanic Eruption

Following the recent eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai and the ensuing tsunami, Carlos Calderόn Oxfam Aotearoa Humanitarian Lead said: “We share the …
The devastating effects of Super Typhoon Odette (International name "Rai) in Lapu-Lap City, Cebu, Philippines.

Philippines hit by over half a billion dollars in damages from Typhoon Rai; farming and fishing hardest hit

Oxfam staff report people begging for food in towns worst-hit. The Philippines is struggling to recover from last month’s massive …
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Oxfam reaction to Government of India’s decision to restrict foreign funds

Oxfam India’s humanitarian work will be severely impactedIn reaction to the Government of India’s decision to refuse renewal of Oxfam …
Damage from Typhoon Rai in the Philippines

Typhoon Rai: Hundreds of thousands brace the new year cramped in evacuation centres, some confined in rooms taking up to four families at a time

Following Typhoon Rai, hundreds of thousands of families are spending the new year in cramped evacuation centres, some being confined …
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Oxfam is today greatly saddened at the loss of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Gabriela Bucher, Executive Director of Oxfam International said: “All of Oxfam is united in grief at the death of Archbishop …
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Rich countries have received more vaccines in run-up to the holiday season than African countries have all year

The EU, UK and US have received more doses in the last six weeks than African countries have received all …

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