The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies who are behind some of New Zealand’s most trusted brands – including Neutrogena, BAND-AID, Johnson’s Baby and Chap Stick - appear to be unfairly avoiding an estimated NZ$21million in tax per year in New Zealand, reveals new research from Oxfam today.
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Oxfam staff on the ground in Cagayan, Philippines have reported complete devastation of crops and significant damage to critical infrastructure like roads and bridges in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut.
The joint assessment teams of Oxfam and its partner, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), witnessed the destructive force of Ompong, known internationally as Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
Oxfam and its local partners are on high alert and ready to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally as Typhoon Ompong, if needed.
Oxfam and partner staff in the Philippines are preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Mangkhut as it barrels towards the north of the country.
The United Nation today published its annual report on global food security and nutrition, estimating that 821 million people were undernourished in 2017.
August has been the bloodiest month this year for civilians in Yemen due to a combination of the warring parties’ reckless disregard for civilian lives and the failure of their political backers to offer any action to prevent the carnage said Oxfam today.
Strong earthquakes and aftershocks continued to rattle Lombok sending its people, already reeling from the massive destruction in the previous weeks, running scared for their lives.
Oxfam India is preparing emergency relief and assistance for people affected by one of the worst floods in the history of Kerala. The floods have affected more then one million people, left hundreds of thousands homeless and claimed the lives of 324 people to date.
Oxfam is working with supporters, local organisations and refugees to tailor its humanitarian response to more effectively support women and girls.