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.

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Children hold onions outside their school building

How onions are helping families to smile in Papua New Guinea

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Thanks to you, we’re empowering families in PNG to earn an income through onion farming – which means that their kids can go to school, eat nutritious food, and build proper housing!

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Clean water washes away a mother’s pain

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Dirty water, poor sanitation and unsafe hygiene practices have made life incredibly hard for generations of women like Nola. But we are committed to improving access to clean water and hygienic sanitation facilities for families in Papua New Guinea — and around the world.

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Sammy J in PNG

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Oxfam Ambassador and all-round good guy, Sammy J, recently traveled to Papua New Guinea with us to see our work firsthand. Read about the people he met, the projects he saw, and the trouble he got himself into!

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Meg Quartermaine

Bearing witness on Manus Island

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Oxfam Australia’s Humanitarian Lead, Meg Quartermaine, traveled to Manus Island as part of an Australian delegation of INGOs to explore and understand the situation of refugees and asylum seekers detained there.

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PNG beekeeping sustainable business

Beekeeping: a buzzing business in PNG

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Several years ago Kelly Inae came up with the idea of “Mountain Honey”, a honey making business to help farmers in rural areas by training them as beekeepers. Yet, despite his best intentions, he soon realised it wasn’t possible to do it all for free.

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turubu papua new guinea

Look back on your achievements

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2016 was a year of massive upheaval for many people across the world. But it was not all bad news. Together with Oxfam, you’ve been there, and given hope to millions of people.

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Staff from Oxfam and partner organisations distributing emergency kits in Womkama, PNG.

Super-charged El Niño brings Papua New Guinea’s worst drought in 20 years

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Papua New Guinea is experiencing its worst drought since the devastating 1997 crisis. This year’s drought and severe frosts — caused by a ‘super El Niño’ climate event — are making the situation much worse.

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Join me to #StandWithThePacific

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It’s almost exactly six months since Tropical Cyclone Pam made a direct and devastating hit on Vanuatu, changing lives forever. Recently, I visited Vanuatu and Kiribati and saw first-hand the devastating impacts of climate change in action. Changing weather patterns and rising seas are threatening homes and making it harder for people to grow, buy and […]

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Photo: Jerry Galea/OxfamAUS

Gender, arms and security in the Pacific

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Today marks 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. The new report “Arms, Security and Gender in the Pacific” by Pacific Small Arms Action Group, makes eight key policy recommendations to help Pacific Island governments effectively integrate gender into policy and practice on arms and security.

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Ruth is a survivor of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea

Why gender matters in Papua New Guinea

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Just five kilometres away from Australia’s coastline lies Papua New Guinea (PNG) — a place now home to some of the world’s worst gender violence. Statistics from some areas in PNG now indicate up to 80% of the female population have experienced some kind of abuse. These statistics translate to a harsh reality for women […]

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OxfamAUS

End violence against women in Papua New Guinea

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In Papua New Guinea (PNG), violence against women is part of everyday life. A shocking 50% of women have experienced abuse. At just 10 years old, Ruth lost her mother. She had no choice but to live with her uncle and aunt where she experienced regular beatings. Mama Rasta was accused of sorcery by her […]

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