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Thousands of refugees have fled from Ivory Coast to neighboring countries, including Liberia, following the political crisis after disputed elections in November 2010. Oxfam is gearing up its response to the escalating humanitarian crisis.

Press Release

Despite recent political developments, the humanitarian emergency remains and the needs of people affected by extreme fighting continue to escalate, a coalition of 13 aid agencies has warned today.

Emergency Article

Mitthal and Shahul have lost their homes in the Pakistan floods and are now living in camps in Sindh Province. We asked them about their experience, their most urgent needs and their hopes for the future.

Press Release

One month after the floods first reached disastrous levels in Pakistan, the waters continue to rise. Many areas are still cut off and millions of people are in desperate need of immediate help. Reconstruction efforts must begin immediately to avoid devastating long-term consequences for the country.

Emergency Article
Water floods the yards of villagers in Kot Mithan in Punjab Province, Pakistan

Pakistan is facing the worst floods of the century. Many have lost their loved ones, houses, crops and belongings. Oxfam's Tariq Malik presents voices of flood-hit people from Kot Mithan in Southern Punjab.

Campaign article
This stream dried up completely in 30 years. The river water used to be up to the bottom of the bridge. Credit: Tang Kong-fai / OXFAM HONG KONG.

We're working alongside a local partner, the Jingyuan County Association for Science and Technology (JCAST) on a series of anti-poverty programs in Gansu, including emergency support to endure the drought.

Campaign article
The Sensunapan River near Acajutla. Photo: Luis Galdámez/Oxfam

We're working with a consortium of local aid groups to petition the Salvadoran government to fund the construction of a levee system that would protect communities along the banks of the Sensunapan River.

Campaign article
Farmers try to plant through the ongoing drought. Credit: James Akena/OXFAM.

Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger – but this is just one of the ways climate change is taking a toll on the world’s poorest people. Here are some examples of the effects of climate change in developing countries.

Policy Paper
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