Tagged: climate-related disasters

Campaign article
Oxfam helps the Maasai to cope with rising prices. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Drought upon drought, rising food and fuel prices have hit Maasai pastoralists in Tanzania hard. An Oxfam grainbank is making all the difference in a community of Ngorongoro, Tanzania.

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Bolivia suffered disastrous floods two years in a row in 2007 and 2008. Over 100 people died in the two years, 350,000 people were affected in 2007, and another 40,000 were made homeless in 2008. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency

In Beni, a district of Bolivia prone to alternate flooding and drought, we're working with communities who are reviving ancient techniques to adapt to the changing climate.

Campaign article
Oxfam-funded rescue boats are kept in areas most at risk of flooding, and at flood shelters. Besides rescuing people, the boats collect houses, belongings and livestock, taking them to areas of safety. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Following the disastrous 2004 floods, which affected 600,000 people, Oxfam has helped people prepare for the yearly floods in Bangladesh, which are exacerbated by climate change.

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Rising food and fuel prices in Tanzania. Photo: Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Oxfam research shows that by 2015 the average number of people affected each year by climate-related disasters could increase by over 50 per cent to 375 million.

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Local people rebuild the river embankment which protects their village, Kholishabunia, near Gabura, Shatkhira district, Bangladesh.

In six years time the number of people affected by climatic crises is projected to rise by 54 per cent to 375 million people, threatening to overwhelm the humanitarian aid system.

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