Tagged: drought

Press Release
Mehnatobod village - Shifo (young girl) in the cotton fields. Credit:Karen Robinson/Oxfam International.

New Oxfam report "Reaching Tipping Point" says retreating glaciers and more extreme weather could dangerously erode food security, livelihoods and even regional stability by 2050 in Tajikistan.

Press Release
Habiba Warsame, a herder in Somaliland, says she can’t remember when things were so bad. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

November rains that were expected to ease the hunger crisis in East Africa have failed yet again in some of the worst hit areas. Millions of people face at least another six months of hunger and destitution.

Campaign article
Communities are key to unlocking what is needed

Adapting to climate change means communities - and countries - are taking action to reduce their vulnerabilities and build their resilience to these new and heightened risks, to reduce the damaging impact that climate change will have on their lives and livelihoods.

Press Release
Oxfam has been working to help manage water supply. Simple techniques like stone water channels can drain water logged land and together with a better seed, can deliver four times the harvest families were getting previously. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Oxfam calls for a radical shake-up in the way the world deals with food crises in Ethiopia and beyond. The agency rounded on what it called a “knee-jerk reaction” to food crises which is dominated by sending food aid.

Emergency
Families displaced from Mogadishu.

Somalia continues to be at the center of one of the world’s biggest humanitarian emergencies, with severe drought exacerbated by years of conflict and restrictions on aid access by all parties. Insecurity makes Somalia one of the most difficult places to deliver aid.

Emergency Article
Displaced families among the shelters of Shareco camp, Ceelasha, Somalia.

Hassan lived in Mogadishu with his wife and ran a small business. When extreme violence broke out in the capital in late 2006, he escaped to the Middle Shabelle region with his children.

Emergency Article
Jamila, her grandson, and an Oxfam partner, Afgooye, Somalia. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam has been working with a local partner, the Center for Education and Development, in Southern Somalia - providing assistance to over 8,000 vulnerable people to build a working sanitation system.

Emergency
Only one in five girls attend primary school

Afghanistan remains one of the poorest countries in the world, affected by decades of conflict and disasters, from persistent drought to flash flooding, earthquakes and the food price crisis. Oxfam is providing humanitarian aid, supports rural development and sustainable livelihood programs.

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