2015 News

December 14, 2015

Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking place in New Zealand’s neighbourhood due to a super-charged El Niño.

December 13, 2015

The Paris climate deal has brought the world’s powers together but is set to short-change the poorest and most vulnerable people as they struggle with the burgeoning reality of rising sea-levels, floods and drought Oxfam warned today.

December 2, 2015

The poorest half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – is responsible for just 10 per cent of climate change pollution, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather shocks linked to climate change. 

November 26, 2015

Oxfam report reveals spiralling costs of 3°C compared to 2°C global warming.

November 9, 2015

Tasman towns once again top the Oxfam Unwrapped Generosity List to confirm the big-hearted Tasman district as the most charitable region in New Zealand.

October 27, 2015

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi yesterday.

October 24, 2015

One of the strongest storms ever recorded has made landfall on the west coast of Mexico. Oxfam is on standby ready to respond.

October 18, 2015

Typhoon Koppu has struck the Philippines, making landfall in the north eastern province of Aurora, pummelling the coastal community of more than 200,000 people with wind gusts of 195km/h.

October 7, 2015

New Zealand falls well short of its fair share of international contributions to the Syria crisis

October 1, 2015

At least four million people in the Pacific face hunger, water shortages and risk of disease this year and next due to droughts and erratic rains, influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.