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Reaction to ICJ court ruling on South Africa seeking emergency halt to Israel’s offensive in Rafah

Conflict and War

In reaction to today’s order from the International Court of Justice to South Africa’s case, which demanded Israel immediately halt its offensive in Rafah, Sally Abi-Khalil, Oxfam’s Regional Director for…

World leaders fail to act as Israeli invasion of Rafah worsens humanitarian catastrophe

Conflict and War

Joint statement signed by 20 NGOs. Despite repeated calls on Israel from heads of state, UN officials and humanitarian NGOs to refrain from expanding its ground offensive to Rafah, Israeli…

Time is running out for international action to protect civilians and prevent atrocity crimes in Rafah, as UN Security Council resolution is ignored

Conflict and War

RAMALLAH, 3 April 2024 – A week since the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire, and days since the International Court of Justice issued additional provisional…

UN Security Council Adopts Ceasefire Resolution for Gaza, Oxfam Responds

Conflict and War

In response to the UN Security Council’s call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, Oxfam’s UN Representative and Head of New York Office Brenda Mofya said: “We welcome the Security…

Gaza hunger figures “worst on record” - says Oxfam

Conflict and War

In reaction to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report published today on Gaza stating that famine is imminent in Northern Gaza and, if Israel persists in its hostilities…

Gaza: Airdrops and sea routes are no alternative to aid delivery by land

Conflict and War

25 NGOs call on governments to prioritize ceasefire and ground-based humanitarian aid as deaths from malnutrition and disease rise Human rights and humanitarian organizations present on the ground in the…

Oxfam Canada's Statement on Canadian Aid Airdrops in Gaza

Conflict and War

We welcome Canada’s commitment to delivering aid to the people in Gaza facing starvation and famine. However, the Government of Israel has a legal obligation to ensure aid reaches civilians…

Feminist groups condemn Premier Smith's threat to trans youth rights and medical care

We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the Government of Alberta’s planned changes to gender-affirming care, education, and sports in the province. These changes amount to an attack on trans people, and…

Open Letter: Civil society coalition urges Canada to stop arms transfers to Israel

  • Conflict and War
  • Emergency Response

Dear Minister Joly, We, the undersigned civil society organizations, express profound concerns about the legal and humanitarian implications of Canada’s transfer of weapon systems to the government of Israel. These…

UNRWA funding cuts threaten Palestinian lives in Gaza and region, say NGOs

As aid organisations, we are deeply concerned and outraged that some of the largest donors have united to suspend funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the…

Reaction to ICJ court statement on South Africa’s case against Israel

  • Conflict and War
  • Humanitarian Assistance

In reaction to today’s statement by the International Court of Justice order to South Africa’s court case, which requests Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent and…

UN Security Council must reconvene and pass resolution for ceasefire: aid agencies

  • Conflict and War
  • Humanitarian Assistance

We are appalled at the failure of the UN Security Council to authorise a resolution demanding a humanitarian ceasefire and unconditional release of hostages held in Gaza. If implemented, this…

International community complicit in Gaza catastrophe

Abject failure to forge ceasefire means international community complicit in unfolding catastrophe in Gaza The Israeli military onslaught in southern Gaza is causing destruction, danger, and civilian terror and suffering…

Joint Statement from Oxfam Canada and Oxfam Québec

Conflict and War

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Hill Office House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 December 1, 2023 Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of Oxfam Canada and…

Feminist Organizations Joint Appeal for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

  • Advocacy in Canada
  • Conflict and War

  November 17, 2023 Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Subject: Feminist Organizations Joint Appeal for…

Oxfam reaction to Israel's order for northern Gaza to evacuate

  • Conflict and War
  • Refugees and Internal Displacement

Responding to the Israeli government’s order for northern Gaza to evacuate, Amitabh Behar, Oxfam International Executive Director said:  “The world can see that this evacuation order is both utterly inhumane…

Statement of Solidarity: Oxfam Condemns the Killing of Union Leader, Shahidul Islam

Women’s Economic Justice

Oxfam stands in solidarity with the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF), trade union leaders and all human rights defenders who stand up for workers’ rights and protect human…

Aid for Afghanistan Coalition Statement: The Passage of Bill C-41, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

The Aid for Afghanistan Coalition welcomes the adoption of Bill C-41 as a first step in enabling Canadian aid organizations to provide crucial humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and other similar…

Statement Of Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en Nation Land Defenders

Advocacy in Canada

Oxfam Canada stands in solidarity with the First Nations peoples of the unceded, unsurrendered Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan territories, who are standing up for their rights and sovereignty in the face…