Australia must contribute its fair share to the UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

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In fragile states, war zones and in poor countries, the human and economic costs of COVID-19 threaten to kill millions and push billions more into poverty. Read more »

Beyond Covid-19: could we create a more sustainable world?

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What will the world’s response to the COVID-19 crisis mean for the two defining and interconnected challenges of our age: climate change and global inequality?   Read more »
Kangaroo hopping away from bushfires

Australia is learning firsthand what our neighbours have suffered for years

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The bushfires have shown us what climate change looks like. A reality millions are facing today all over the world. We reflect on the crisis and what we can do today. Read more »

Action starts with acknowledgement: Closing the Gap with Indigenous health education

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Kelly Langford, an Indigenous medical student, witnessed the heartbreaking burden of diabetes in her community and was inspired to take action. Read more »

What does Oxfam Unwrapped mean for mums?

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No matter where you live, raising a family is a tough job. But if you’re a parent living in poverty, raising a family becomes more than a difficult task: it can test their very limits to survive. Read more »
National Close the Gap participants hold a banner in support of Indigenous health equality

5 sad, frustrating, and extraordinary things we should all know about Indigenous health

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After another National Close the Gap Day, we take a look at what you’ve achieved and what still needs to be done to achieve Indigenous health equality. Read more »

The benefits of clean water in 6 beautiful photos

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Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest countries. In fact, it’s one of the things we do best. View six beautiful photographs that showcase the benefits of clean water after an emergency and in our long-term development work. Read more »
Mukuru Kenya Africa

When I grow up: a story of hope from the slums of Nairobi

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Victor wants to be a pilot, but without access to a clean toilet, he may never realise his ambition. This is the photo story of how one clever toilet is protecting children from disease, keeping kids in school, and changing the lives the people in the Mukuru slum in Kenya. Read more »
Davis. Photo: Perou/Oxfam

Flying toilets versus Fresh Life toilets

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Davis has lived in Mukuru — a giant urban settlement, or slum — since the year 2000. The lack of proper sanitation and infrastructure in the urban slums of Nairobi cause vicious outbreaks of disease. But Davis has seen children’s lives saved with something called a Fresh Life toilet. Read more »
Yusra dressed as a doctor in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Good sanitation means more girls in school

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On her way to school, Yusra negotiates the toxic human waste that lines the streets. The sanitation crisis in her home — the Mukuru slum in Kenya — means residents are forced to use pit latrines and plastic bags as their toilet. The threat of disease lingers every where, but the implications of poor sanitation for young women and girls are particularly complex. Read more »