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The Hunger Virus: ” Abysmally low” funding for 55m people facing extreme hunger in seven worst-affected countries

The threat of “Covid famines” and widespread extreme hunger is setting off every alarm bell within the international community, but …
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Oxfam congratulates the UN World Food Program for its Nobel Peace Prize – Reaction

Oxfam congratulates the UN World Food Program for its Nobel Peace Prize. It is a timely and urgent recognition to …
FIGHTING INEQUALITY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

New global index shows “catastrophic” failure to tackle inequality left majority of world’s countries woefully unprepared for COVID-19

Very low spending on public healthcare, weak social safety nets and poor labor rights meant the majority of the world’s …
Oxfam Trailwalker charity event reaches new heights with record sign-ups

Oxfam Trailwalker charity event reaches new heights with record sign-ups

New Zealand’s largest team endurance event, Oxfam Trailwalker, is set to welcome a record-breaking number of teams to the Taranaki …
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COVID survivors from 37 countries write to pharmaceutical bosses to demand a People’s Vaccine

Survivors of COVID-19 from 37 countries are among almost 1,000 people who have signed an open letter to pharmaceutical industry …
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Over 21,000 people killed since UN global ceasefire resolution

At least 21,347 people have been killed in conflict, including more than 5,800 civilian adults and children who were directly …
Carbon emissions of richest 1 per cent more than double the emissions of the poorest half of humanity

Carbon emissions of richest 1 per cent more than double the emissions of the poorest half of humanity

The richest one per cent of the world’s population are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as …
Oxfam supporting the response with essential medical supplies and personal protection equipment to be used in camps and local health facilities. As well as supporting health awareness messaging across Kirkuk.

Small group of rich nations have bought up more than half the future supply of leading COVID-19 vaccine contenders

Wealthy nations representing just 13 percent of the world’s population have already cornered more than half (51 percent) of the …