The 50 biggest American companies, including global brands Pfizer, Goldman Sachs, GE, Chevron, Wal-Mart, and Apple, stashed $1.6 trillion of US-based profits offshore – $200 billion more than the previous year – according to a new report by Oxfam.
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Oxfam is closely monitoring after a cyclone warning was issued for Vanuatu, as numerous provinces brace for damaging gale force winds and flooding.
Five international organisations working on the Syria crisis – Oxfam, CARE International, International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children - have called for more international action as world leaders met in Brussels at a conference to discuss the Syria crisis. Ministers, international organisations, and humanitarian workers discussed supporting Syrians inside the country and those who have crossed the border to become refugees.
Oxfam and three Syrian organisations called on the international community meeting in Brussels next week to recommit support to Syrians forced to flee, as more than five million Syrians -- or a quarter of the country’s pre-war population -- have crossed the border and registered as refugees in neighbouring countries since 2011.
First-time Trailwalker team The Young and the Breathless became the first to cross the finish line at the 12th Oxfam Trailwalker charity event this weekend, completing the 100km course in 14 hours and 32 minutes.
1800 shoes laced and 900 headlamps on, participants of this year’s Oxfam Trailwalker headed off into the hills of Whakatāne before sunrise this morning.
Thousands of New Zealanders around the country took on the challenge to go a whole day without turning on their taps – at home and at work – in a brand new project hoping to provide easy access to clean water for our Pacific neighbours.
In a critical move to protect the world’s most vulnerable people, federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued a nationwide restraining order on President Trump’s newest travel ban. The ban, set to go into effect today, would have blocked travel from six Muslim-majority countries and suspended the US refugee resettlement program for 120 days.
In response to the UN's announcement that levels of hunger have increased by 20 percent in Yemen since June 2016, Oxfam demands a massive humanitarian response that must be faciliated by both the parties to the country’s brutal war and their international backers.
Whistleblowers who expose tax dodging should be praised - not punished. Antoine Deltour and Raphaël Halet acted in the public interest - exposing corporate tax cheats who are depriving countries across Europe and the globe out of millions of Euros tax revenues. This is money which is desperately needed to pay for doctors, teachers and care workers.”