2013 News

December 9, 2013

One month on, international response has been massive but serious gaps remain. Despite widespread destruction and massive logistical obstacles in the wake of the Philippines typhoon, fast action backed by generous international support and the solidarity of local people has helped millions of people survive and prevented any major outbreak of disease, Oxfam said today.

December 6, 2013

Oxfam has revealed this year’s most generous New Zealand towns in its latest Oxfam Unwrapped generosity list.

December 6, 2013

Comment from Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, Lord Joel Joffe CBE, ex-Chair of Oxfam GB and the lawyer who defended Mandela at the Rivonia Trial and Allan Moolman, Country Director, Oxfam in South Africa.

December 5, 2013

A short campaign to highlight the secrecy of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement has resulted in 26,000 signatures on an e-petition or letters to political leaders, calling for release of the draft text under the catchcry “It’s not democracy, and it’s not right”.

November 27, 2013

Barry Coates, Oxfam’s New Zealand Executive Director since September 2003, has announced that he will leave the organisation in March 2014. Recruitment for his successor has been launched today.

November 25, 2013

Oxfam files shareholder resolution urging PepsiCo to address land grabs. Groups use leverage as shareholders to urge attention for human rights.

November 25, 2013

Only massive public pressure can rescue a climate deal, warned Oxfam, as the Warsaw negotiations closed after a fortnight of farce and fiasco.

November 22, 2013

In advance of the final day of the Warsaw Climate Conference, Oxfam and other NGO’s and social movements have said that red lines have been crossed and the conference is heading in the wrong direction.

November 21, 2013

A new survey of more than 1500 Syrian refugees gives a clear picture of the harsh economic struggle facing refugees who have fled from Syria to Lebanon. It tells of children missing education and adults fearing they may never work again – or be able to pay back money they owe.

November 21, 2013

Millions of people in the Philippines will go hungry in the coming months if rice farmers don’t receive urgent assistance after typhoon Haiyan wiped out a third of the countries rice growing areas.