Refugees wait to register for a travel permit in Serbia

Oxfam will start a new humanitarian program in Serbia – aimed at around €1 million – to help some of the thousands fleeing to safety, including many Syrians, who will soon face a Balkans winter with few resources to cope. We work in the top nine countries of origin for refugees around the world as well as countries like Lebanon and Jordan which border Syria.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

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Severe drought in Mauritania, 2012. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Millions of poor people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of droughts and erratic rains as global temperatures reach record levels and because of the onset of a powerful El Nino, the climatic phenomenon that develops in the tropical Pacific which can bring extreme weather to several regions.

Indigenous farmers in Cambodia. Credit: Oxfam

In its design, the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture threatens to perpetuate both inequalities of power and forms of industrial agricultural production that cause major greenhouse gas emissions and drive climate change. Agro-ecology, however,offers a major alternative to the industrial agriculture model, if sufficiently supported by political and economic decision makers.