Oxfam New Zealand is urging Prime Minister Bill English to publicly condemn the United States Administration’s recent Executive Order which will slash refugee resettlement and ban immigrants and refugees based on nationality and religion.
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As peace talks commence today between the Syrian government and opposition groups in Astana, Kazakhstan, at least 700,000 people inside Syria – 300,000 of them children – are trapped in besieged areas without the most basic provisions to sustain their lives, according to the United Nations.
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
Two New Zealand men own more wealth than the poorest 30 per cent of the adult population, according to new research to be released today by Oxfam.
Oxfam has stepped in to assist with relief efforts in Koro, Ra and Tailevu today after flooding hit the already vulnerable regions on Friday.
Five leading fashion retailers in New Zealand are continuing to hide where their clothes are made by refusing to publish the names and locations of the factories they use around the globe, Oxfam’s latest ‘Naughty or Nice’ list has revealed in the lead-up to Christmas.
The Marrakech negotiations welcomed the “submission” of the Roadmap that donor countries produced, which projects that by 2020, a mere 20% of the climate finance pot would come from public funds towards adaptation.
Today Oxfam’s thoughts are with all of the people who have been affected by the earthquake in Wellington and the South Island last night – those who have been evacuated, those whose homes were destroyed and those who lost friends or family members.
The emergency response in Haiti is at a standstill following nearly 48 hours of heavy rains. Helicopters are grounded, ships moored and nearly all road access blocked. Oxfam, already responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, is now pushing for more and immediate international support.
Oxfam is preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Haima as it heads for the northern Philippines, should assistance be requested.