Tagged: Peru

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Virginia Ñuñonca, 54, lives in the highlands of Peru. Photo: Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

Climate change is the single biggest threat to our chances of winning the fight against hunger. Stories from around the world, where farmers and families are fighting back to adapt to the changing climate, to protect their crops and livestock.

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Elisabeth Akauimon Amodoi, 48, in Turkana, Kenya. Photo:Helena Christensen/Oxfam

Oxfam Global Ambassador and photographer Helena Christensen today published a booklet of her photographs which she is sending to government officials and heads of state attending next week’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

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Peruvian chef Flavio Solórzano cooks the winning dish from the GROW recipe competition. Diego Camacho from Trujillo, Peru won with his creation "Tribute to Pachamama", which celebrates the Andean goddess of agriculture and the work of small-scale women farmers.

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Valerio watches his lagoons drying up. Credit: Paula Plaza/Christian Aid

Climate change is causing glaciers to melt all over the world. Their disappearance is a serious threat to the viability of crops and the livelihood of agricultural communities.

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Model and photographer Helena Christensen recently returned to Peru to document the dramatic effects that climate change is having on people today. Here are the pictures.

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Model and photographer Helena Christensen returned to Peru to document the dramatic effects that climate change is having on people today. September 2009. Credit: Jason Mcdonald/Oxfam

At the UN in New York this week, Oxfam launched an exhibition of Helena Christensen's photographs from her recent trip to Peru to document the dramatic effects that climate change is having on people.

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Helena Christensen talks to Jusina Pumasumpa and Elizabath Ayama about the effects of cliamte change on the Highlands at and Oxfam reforestation project in Anta, Peru. Credit: Jason Mcdonald/Oxfam

Model and photographer Helena Christensen has returned to her Peruvian roots, her mother's native country, to document the dramatic effects that climate change is having on people today.

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More than 2,000 Latin American indigenous people will meet to discuss and debate their proposals to defend their right to land on May 27-31 in Puno, Peru for a series of three summits.

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Manuel Chuizo proudly shows his products in a market in Lima. Credit: Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

One of the 114 merchants in the Jose Olaya market (in Villa El Salvador, south Lima), explains how training programs for commercial skills, developed by Oxfam with the local traders, have helped his business.

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Colegio Bandera del Perú. Credit: Oxfam

As the rebuilding effort continues after the August 15 earthquake in Peru, parents and their children are now struggling to restart the school year in Pisco. Emergency classrooms built by Oxfam International help students get back to school.

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