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Kalpana Oli removes weeds from her mustard seed fields. Photo: Aubrey Wade

Nepalese women – especially those in rural areas and from minority groups – face particular challenges. Oxfam's Enterprise Development Program strengthens women by supporting businesses.

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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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Yema Gharti. Credit: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

Yema, 39, lives alone with her son, in Nepal. When her husband left them 16 years ago, she had to struggle to find food and to survive on her own. Despite these difficulties, she has been able to pay for the education of her son and has worked hard to secure their future.

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Helena Christensen visited Peru with Oxfam in 2009. Photo: Philip Riches

Oxfam Global Ambassador and photographer Helena Christensen today completed a visit to Nepal with international agency, Oxfam, to raise awareness through her photography of the effects of climate change.

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Nurse, Margaret Ganga, takes the blood pressure of Grace Banda, who had a caesarian section after difficulties during labour at Bwalia 'Bottom' Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Failure to provide free public healthcare in poor countries means that millions of people are paying with their lives, according to a research report published today by a group of 62 NGOs and health unions.

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Poor crop yields, water shortages and more extreme temperatures are pushing rural villagers closer to the brink as climate change grips Nepal. Watch our slideshow of local people and the problems they are facing.

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Imja Glacier Lake (5010m) is growing rapidly resulting from melting of the Imja Tsho Glacier, due to rise in temperature. The lake is at   high risk of Glacier Lakes Outburst Flood threatening communities living below. Credit: Govinda Joshi/ICIMOD Nepal

Poor crop yields, water shortages and more extreme temperatures are pushing rural villagers closer to the brink as climate change grips Nepal, according to a new report launched by the international aid agency Oxfam.

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