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No one safe until we are all safe: NZ aid agencies call for global action on pandemic

Fourteen leading New Zealand aid agencies have today called on the New Zealand government to step in with immediate humanitarian assistance to save millions of lives in the world’s worst crisis and emergency situations. The organisations have published a joint statement calling for extra humanitarian funding for people in places less able to fight the […]

Open letter – seeking urgent humanitarian assistance for world’s most vulnerable people

An open letter to the New Zealand Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Finance, from fourteen leading New Zealand international aid agencies. Dear Prime Minister Ardern, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Peters, and Finance Minister Robertson, We thank you for the unprecedented steps your government has […]

Minister Peters encouraged to keep turning the dial on aid

In response to the New Zealand Government’s Budget announcement today, which included slightly more than the anticipated increase in spending towards aid, Jo Spratt, Oxfam New Zealand’s Advocacy and Campaigns Director said: “We didn’t expect a significant increase in this year’s government aid budget. We’re pleased there was a small increase of about $30 million […]

Standing Together We Are Strong

The community shows support and solidarity at Masjid e Umar in Auckland. Photo/Oxfam NZ 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. It’s one where our Muslim whānau who have long been part of Aotearoa New […]

Oxfam dismayed at third consecutive annual rise in global hunger

The United Nation today published its annual report on global food security and nutrition, estimating that 821 million people were undernourished in 2017. It says that “more complex, frequent, and intense climate extremes” was one of the leading causes of food crises in 2017, which alone left 94.9 million people having to rely on some […]