Around the world, devastation caused by climate-related events is growing. Oxfam works on improving community resilience while calling for nations to cut emissions, commit to the Climate Fund and help the most vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.
Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts after one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Philippines in years. The international agency is looking to raise $16 million to reach half a million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Aid experts report a scene of utter devastation in Haiyan hit Philippines.
On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, affecting about 14 million people. Three months on, despite a huge national and international effort, the poorest coconut farmers, traders and fisherpeople are being left out of the recovery effort.
Serious public health concerns need to be immediately addressed in Sagbayan Municipality, and neighboring areas, where the greatest number of people living without adequate quantities of safe water and sanitation facilities are located.
Oxfam has dispatched a team of six experts on the ground to assess the water and sanitation conditions in Bohol, after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines this week.