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A man being helped by Oxfam's partner staff in Rautahat, Nepal. Photo: Oxfam

Heavy monsoon rains have caused intense flooding in the South Asian nations of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. 1,200 people have died so far and it is estimated that 43 million people have been affected across the region. Oxfam is responding but the situation is likely to worsen in the coming weeks. We need your help.

Intense rains cause floods at the town of Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Our teams are assessing the needs of the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit areas.

Our teams are assessing the needs of the most vulnerable people in the hardest-hit areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Irma.

Your donation to our emergency fund will help us respond to urgent need and to rebuild infrastructure and livelihoods.

The poor an afterthought at the Hamburg G20

"The needs of the poorest were an afterthought. Despite the anger of many on the streets at the growing divide between the rich and poor, the G20 could only muster a tepid set of policies to tackle poverty and inequality," said Steve Price-Thomas, Oxfam’s director of advocacy and campaigns.

Oxfam's Pink Phones project in Cambodia involves the distribution of mobile phones to women in rural communities. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Missing out on small is beautiful

An Oxfam analysis of more than 7,500 EU-funded projects reveals a significant lack of transparency in reporting, casting doubt on the accountability of the EU’s aid. Based on the reported data, only a small portion of the EU’s agricultural development aid complies with the aim of targeting small-scale producers and women.

A climate in crisis

There is growing scientific analysis suggesting that the impacts of current and recent droughts in East Africa are likely to have been aggravated by climate change. Without global efforts to reduce emissions and to help the world’s poorest people cope with the effects of climate change, this crisis will continue to repeat itself.

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