Oxfam will begin distributing lifesaving aid including water purification tablets and hygiene kits to some of the communities worst affected by Cyclone Idai over this weekend.
Oxfam’s initial aims are to reach up to 500,000 people – hopefully more – including in partnership with other international and local NGO partners, to help people hit by Cyclone Idai. Oxfam today began appealing for money to help them.
Oxfam will be responding with water, sanitation services, food and other non-food items to people affected by Cyclone Idai that hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on March 14-15. Scores of people have been killed, several hundred more are still missing and almost a million have been left destitute and in need of aid and basic services.
The leaders of Oxfam’s agencies worldwide are meeting in Kenya this week and we send a message of strength and solidarity to the people of New Zealand as they respond to the appalling act of extremism against the Kiwi Muslim community, where at least 50 people were shot dead by a white supremacist terrorist, in Christchurch, on Friday March 15, 2019.
The New Zealand we believe in is one where the hopes of refugees and migrants arriving in any New Zealand community are realised with welcome and safety.
Oxfam New Zealand is standing in solidarity with young people taking action against climate change in the School Strike 4 Climate.
Conflict, rising food prices and plummeting incomes in Yemen are forcing people to resort to desperate measures to stave off hunger, Oxfam said today.
The systemic failure of big Australasian clothing brands to bring an end to the payment of poverty wages is denying the workers who make our clothes even the basics of a decent life, new research released by Oxfam today has revealed.
Responding to the release of the Tax Working Group’s final report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said:
“Oxfam New Zealand welcomes the Tax Working Group’s efforts to examine our tax system to make sure it treats everyone fairly. It is time the New Zealand government fully used one of our most powerful tools for reducing inequality – our tax system. The recommendations from the Tax Working Group for a capital gains tax start this important work.