Tagged: water

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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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This stream dried up completely in 30 years. The river water used to be up to the bottom of the bridge. Credit: Tang Kong-fai / OXFAM HONG KONG.

We're working alongside a local partner, the Jingyuan County Association for Science and Technology (JCAST) on a series of anti-poverty programs in Gansu, including emergency support to endure the drought.

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Farmers try to plant through the ongoing drought. Credit: James Akena/OXFAM.

Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger – but this is just one of the ways climate change is taking a toll on the world’s poorest people. Here are some examples of the effects of climate change in developing countries.

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Kampala Uganda: A new report from international agency Oxfam today warns that northern Uganda risks another humanitarian crisis unless adequate social and health services are urgently put in place to help people returning home following 20 years of conflict.

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Aid agency Oxfam today cautiously welcomed the announcement by the government of Zimbabwe that the ban on aid agencies and NGOs involved in humanitarian and development work would be lifted with immediate effect.

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A rehabilitated well in Barbara. Credit: Oxfam

In a drought prone area like Mauritania, the issue of water access, in quantity but also in quality, is a big challenge. Oxfam livelihood program works to improve the communities’ access to water.

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Rainwater cistern in the remote semi-arid region of north-east Brazil. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

In an area where the rain falls for just three months of the year where do people get their water during the other nine months? Oxfam is supporting a project to build one million water cisterns to ensure families have clean, easily-accessible water all year round.

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Women drawing water from a shallow well in the vegetable gardens. Credit: Geoff Sayer/ Oxfam

Supporting community vegetable gardens is one of the ways that Oxfam responded to last year’s drought in Mauritania. “It feels as though we were blind before Oxfam came here and gave us sight.” says Salika, a beneficiary of the scheme.

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Kawsar Abdillah attends to her five month-old baby

Due to Oxfam’s support for safe water and sanitation practices, the community has access to clean, drinking water coming from the tubewell but for the villagers, “knowledge” is the most important support that they received from Oxfam.

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