Tagged: flooding

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Children look out from a window of a partially submerged house in floodwaters brought on by Typhoon Ketsana, known locally as Ondoy, in San Pedro Laguna, south of Manila September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro/ Courtesy of Alertnet.org

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.

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A resident living in a coastal area salvages her belongings as Typhoon Fengshen pelts metro Manila with torrential rain and high winds June 22, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

The worst flooding the Philippines has seen in decades highlights the urgent need for US leadership to push UN climate change negotiations in Bangkok forward to help ensure the best chance of securing a global climate treaty in Copenhagen.

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Rebellion, inter-community conflicts, and years of drought have seriously affected the living conditions of communities in Gao. The area is known as being one of the most vulnerable in Mali in terms of food shortages. Credit: Dave Clark/Oxfam

Oxfam international in partnership with local authorities in Bourem District will launch a major operation today to help the population in North-East of Mali affected by drought and late heavy rains.

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Destroyed homes in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 's capital. Credit: Konate Papa Sosthen/Oxfam

Oxfam International is to send humanitarian staff and emergency supplies to Burkina Faso in response to the recent floods, which have devastated the country.

Srey Sap Sak rides her bicycle, in Cambodia. Credit: Jack Picone/Oxfam

The impacts of climate change are complex but nearly always hit the poor first and hardest.

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Tropical Storm Noel has left 56 dead; Oxfam International begins distributing emergency assistance

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