Around the world, devastation caused by climate-related events is growing, forcing people from their homes, bringing poverty on top of poverty and increasing hunger. As COP23 is taking place this November in Bonn, Oxfam is calling for nations to cut emissions and help the most vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.
Oxfam says concern is growing over the potential impact of cyclone Mahasen on people displaced by ethnic conflict in the Western state of Rakhine in Myanmar.
Cyclone Aila swept across southern Bangladesh and eastern India on 25 May 2009, causing widespread damage. One year later, communities are still waiting for damaged embankments to be rebuilt so that they can return to their homes.