Vanuatu could face a second emergency with waterborne disease a real risk if the need for clean water, sanitation and hygiene is not met, Oxfam said today.
Oxfam is prepared for a major disaster response in the Philippines after Cyclone Hagupit was upgraded to a Super Typhoon – the same classification as Typhoon Haiyan – which wrought destruction on the country a year ago.
All countries must use the COP20 Summit in Lima to resolve the impasse over “climate finance,” and make success possible at the critical Paris talks in December 2015, says international agency Oxfam.
Today European leaders met in Brussels to agree an EU climate and energy package up until 2030.
For the food and beverage industry, climate change is a major threat. For millions of people, it means more extreme weather and greater hunger.
The Robin Hood Tax campaign takes a cheeky look at what the world might be like in 2024, with a tax which tackles extreme poverty, climate change and cuts to public services.
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common in Russia, and the 2012 drought confirmed this trend.
Local food reserves can contribute to food security strategies and have the potential to empower communities.
In response to President Obama’s climate plan announcement scheduled for this afternoon Gawain Kripke, research and policy director for Oxfam America said:
The injustice of poverty demands a powerful and practical response to address both its causes and its impact on peoples' lives.