On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Around the world, people are fighting climate change in extraordinary ways. In Thailand, Oxfam is working with rice farming communities. Innovative water pumps and new farming techniques are just two of the ways in which people are adapting.
Rich country governments have agreed to support projects like these by establishing a global 'Climate Fund' -- a way of managing money to help poor communities adapt to climate change.
If set up properly, the Climate Fund could deliver life-saving support to those who need it most. What's needed now is an injection of political will to make sure that the money needed to fill the Fund -- at least $100Bn per year by 2020 -- is delivered.