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Water point. Photo: Rodney Dekker/Oxfam

Water is life. El Niño and the threat to water access

We must not lose sight of the millions of people around the world who won’t have access to water as a super El Niño, boosted by climate change, will deepen drought and leave entire communities without enough food. Read their stories.

Oneida 46 años, Cuba.

Cuba: When it rains on the Oasis

During 2015, the hottest year in Cuba since 1951, the country experienced the most severe drought it had seen in 115 years. Oxfam brought together Oneida and other Cuban women who are being to forced to adapt to climate change.

People gather around an Oxfam provided water tank in Hariso, Ethiopia, which provides 10,000 cubic metres of water a day.

Ethiopia, alongside Kenya and Somalia, is suffering from a catastrophic drought that has led to a humanitarian crisis. Millions of people are facing acute food and water shortages, and are in urgent need of emergency assistance. Your support now will help us save more lives.

El Niño: The case for urgent action

El Niño: The case for urgent action

Millions of poor and vulnerable people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of record global temperatures, droughts and erratic rains in 2014 and 2015, compounded by the development of possibly the most powerful El Niño on record.

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