Stand against climate change

A woman from the Tannese community at Blacksands area in front of what is left from her house. Photo: Philippe Metois/Oxfam

Vanuatu has just been hit by one of the strongest cyclones to ever hit the Pacific - affecting the island’s entire population.

The resourceful and proud people of Vanuatu and the Pacific have done a great deal to protect their homes and communities from the worst impacts of climate change. Oxfam has worked alongside them for decades.

But Cyclone Pam has destroyed their crops and homes. It's left hunger, homelessness and the risk of disease in its wake.

In the last decade we’ve seen a roll call of increasingly extreme weather disasters: Typhoon Haiyan, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the Pakistan floods, droughts across East Africa, and now Cyclone Pam.

The poorest are least to blame and are hit the hardest - but we’re all affected. Climate change is dramatically changing the world we love. It’s putting our homes, our land and our food at risk. 

With only months to go before the Paris climate talks, where world leaders have the power to start putting those most impacted by climate change first, Vanuatu’s call for action cannot be ignored.

Stand with the people of Vanuatu to demand urgent action on climate change.

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