Oxfam called for additional funding for the 2008 Cyclone Nargis survivors in Myanmar today, saying the upcoming monsoon season is posing a serious threat to their recovery with shelter still a pressing need and agriculture at risk.
More than 1.3 million people are displaced, dependant on emergency relief to survive. But dwindling contributions from the international community are forcing humanitarian organizations to close programs.
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.
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.