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A mother gives her son a drink of water from an Oxfam tank in Ethiopia

A Preventable Crisis

The devastating impacts of the 2015–16 El Niño will be felt well into 2017. There is an urgent need for humanitarian action where the situation is already dire, to prepare for La Niña later this year, to commit to comprehensive new measures to build communities’ resilience, and to mobilize global action to address climate change

An Oxfam truck of livestock feed is unloaded, Siti Zone, Ethiopia

Voices of El Niño from around the world

About 60 million people across the world face worsening hunger and poverty due to droughts and crop failures in 2014/5. The situation has been exacerbated by the worst ever recorded El Niño weather system and the number of people struggling to survive is likely to rise. Hear their stories.

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.

A devastating drought in Ethiopia is causing the worst food crisis that the country has faced in 30 years. We must act now to protect millions from hunger and disease. With your help we can reach men, women and children in desperate need with life-saving clean water and food.

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