Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Oxfam Trailwalker: $450K raised for Oxfam’s work to tackle poverty

More than 600 participants trekked through the gorgeous Perth Hills from Friday to Sunday for Oxfam's Trailwaker Perth event raising more than $450,000 for Oxfam’s work tackling poverty in communities around the world.

World News

Oxfam makes plans to reach 100,000 people with aid after Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

OXFAM’S local partners in Sulawesi are planning to reach 100,000 people with essential aid, but access and communications remains challenging, after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit towns on the Indonesian island on Friday night.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Vanessa Redgrave meets children and young people in Lebanon

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and renowned actress Vanessa Redgrave, met with Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese children and youth in Lebanon during a two-day visit to the country this week.

More than 104 million children and young people are out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters

A new UNICEF report has found that 1 in 3 children and young people between 5 and 17 years old living in countries affected by conflict or disaster – 104 million – are not in school, a figure that accounts for more than a third of the global out-of-school population. In total, 303 million 5-17 year-olds are out of school worldwide.

Latest Opinion

Global TB report highlights urgency of taking action on an ancient disease

TB continues to kill more people than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. In 2017, 1.6 million people died due to TB, and another 10 million people got ill, yet only 6.4 million of those were reported, writes Shiva Shresthra, Global Campaigns Manager of RESULTS International (Australia).

The real test of leadership starts now – just ask little George

Many Australians woke recently to the face of little George on the front pages and screens of the nation. There he stood for all to see in a baby-blue T-shirt, printed with the googly eyes of a friendly monster — the sort of top you might buy a nephew for his birthday, writes Claire Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Australia.

Foreign aid: Australia must match the generosity of those we’re helping

In global rankings of foreign aid, released overnight by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), we have seen Australia fall further behind other wealthy nations, from 17th to 19th, even though we are the 13th largest economy, writes Dr Helen Szoke AO, Chief Executive Oxfam Australia.