Tagged: hunger

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Oxfam G8 Big Heads stunt: The G8 are cooking up the planet and spicing it with CO2. Credit: Nicola Sacco/Oxfam-UCODEP

After three days of talking, the Italian G8 Summit 2009 was more about broken promises and photo opportunities, instead of real progress on solving poverty.

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Cyclone Aila (25 May 2009) caused substantial damage across areas of southern Bangladesh and West Bengal. Most of the damage was due to the high tidal surge, which broke through embankments, submerging villages and rural markets. Credit: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Our new report warns multiple climate impacts could reverse 50 years of work to end poverty. Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger - but this is just one of the multiple climate change impacts taking their toll on the world’s poorest people.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Political leaders have admitted that they will probably fail to deliver on promises to halve world hunger by 2015

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Zimbabwe has entered its peak hunger period with more than half the population now dependent on food aid. The situation could rapidly worsen as vulnerable households are set to receive smaller food rations this month because of funding shortfalls.

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These women have left their village in the Afar region of Ethiopia, in search of food and water. Almost all the children here are either malnourished or severely malnourished. Credit: Nick Danziger/Oxfam

The number of Ethiopians needing emergency assistance has jumped by 40 percent from 4.6 million to 6.4 million people since June, according to latest official figures from the United Nations and the Ethiopian government.

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