The sheer scale and intensity of mining, oil and gas exploration and extraction today is unprecedented.Each year more than 50 billion tons of minerals and hydrocarbons are excavated, siphoned and pumped out of the earth globally -- double what was extracted ten years ago. Discover where and how Oxfam combats this with out new interactive map.
Emissions produced from burning coal for power are the single biggest driver of climate change. And climate change is a major threat in the fight against hunger. If Australia truly wishes to help bring low-cost energy to the world and build a bright economic future for itself, it’s time we stopped exporting dirty coal and promoting it as a false solution to poverty.
Next year the richest 1% of people in the world will have more wealth than the other 99% of people. Australia can be part of the solution to global inequality – but it means not turning our back on the world’s poorest people.
Welcome to Educating for Change, Oxfam’s brand new Schools Program blog. You might remember us as Educators shaping change. Sorry it’s been so long. We’ve taken some time off for soul-searching, had a little work done, and we’re back better than ever.
Recently NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2014 as the hottest year globally since records began. A staggering 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have all occurred since 2000. With 2015 set to be a defining year for international action on climate change, it's now Australia's turn to step up.
Welcome aboard! We look forward to campaigning for Australian Aid with you in 2015. All of us at Oxfam Australia know the incredible difference Australian Aid makes in people’s lives. We see it every day in classrooms, on small-scale farms and in emergency relief centres across the region and across the world. We’d love to […]
Five years ago this month, the most powerful earthquake to hit Haiti in 200 years struck the teeming capital of Port-au-Prince, killing more than 220,000 people, injuring more than 300,000 others, and reducing great swaths of the city to rubble.
Millions of Syrian refugees, many already struggling to cope through their third or fourth winter displaced from their homes, have been hit with new misery as unusually harsh winter storms and torrential rain sweep across the Middle East.
2014 was a big year for the Volunteer Engagement Team (VET). Our small team of two in Melbourne have been lucky enough to recruit three incredibly, talented and diverse volunteers.
10 years ago, the Indian Ocean Tsunami shocked the world -- 230,000 people lost their lives and 1.7 million were displaced. It remains Oxfam’s largest humanitarian response to date, helping around 2.5 million people between 2004 and 2009. Rahmat and Arie were children when the tsunami devastated Indonesia's Aceh province. They share their experiences with us today.