Typhoon Parma struck the Philippines on Saturday. The storm is the country's second in eight days. The capital, Manila, escaped the worst of the storm, but the north has been harder hit. Manila has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Friday evening.
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.
Kampala Uganda: A new report from international agency Oxfam today warns that northern Uganda risks another humanitarian crisis unless adequate social and health services are urgently put in place to help people returning home following 20 years of conflict.
Aid agency Oxfam today cautiously welcomed the announcement by the government of Zimbabwe that the ban on aid agencies and NGOs involved in humanitarian and development work would be lifted with immediate effect.
In an area where the rain falls for just three months of the year where do people get their water during the other nine months? Oxfam is supporting a project to build one million water cisterns to ensure families have clean, easily-accessible water all year round.