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The latest news and media releases from Oxfam New Zealand.

World Hunger

Aid organisations call on governments to give a single day’s military spending to fight hunger

Only 26 hours of global military spending is enough to cover the $5.5 billion needed to help most at risk A year …
President Biden

Former heads of state and Nobel laureates call on President Biden to waive intellectual property rules for covid vaccines

New Zealand’s Former Prime Minister of New Zealand,  and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark has signed.More …
Mako's Story - Ethiopia Farming

Slight increase in aid only a drop in the ocean to combat the Covid-19 crisis

Figures published today by the OECD show that development aid has slightly increased in 2020. While this rise provides a lifeline …
Timor-Leste Floods

Timor-Leste’s most destructive floods in recent memory likely worsened by climate change, as COVID-19 threat looms: Oxfam

Almost half of the population of Timor-Leste’s capital has been impacted by severe flooding, according to government figures, after heavy …
Failure to vaccinate globally could cost up to $2,830 NZD per person this year in rich nations

Failure to vaccinate globally could cost up to $2,830 NZD per person this year in rich nations

Rich countries hold key to leaders’ chances at World Bank/IMF meetings of halting pandemic and averting a US$9 trillion catastrophe …
Two-thirds of epidemiologists warn mutations could render current COVID vaccines ineffective in a year or less

Two-thirds of epidemiologists warn mutations could render current COVID vaccines ineffective in a year or less

New survey from People’s Vaccine Alliance shows urgency of vaccinating all countries Epidemiologists, from some of the world’s leading academic …
Massive fire in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps leaves 45,000 people displaced

Massive fire in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps leaves 45,000 people displaced

Key FactsMassive fires swept through the Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camps on March 22, 2021.The damage is significant and still being …
Yemen at tipping point as Covid-19 second wave hits amid renewed fighting and famine fears – Oxfam

Yemen at tipping point as Covid-19 second wave hits amid renewed fighting and famine fears – Oxfam

Evidence is mounting that a second wave of Covid-19 is already underway in Yemen, Oxfam warned today, with a 22-fold …

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