A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
The Asia Resilience Strategy for 2015–2020 provides a broad framework on inclusive humanitarian and development trajectories focused on the poorest of the poor in the areas of: 1) smallholder agriculture; 2) water; 3) urban resilience; and 4) natural resource management.
Climate change hits African women farmers like Ipaishe from Zimbabwe the hardest.
The whole world is experiencing global warming, and Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents, particularly in regions where food shortages are already a reality. Women farmers are hit hardest by these changes in climate.
In Cambodia, recurrent drought periods and floods have become a major concern and a big challenge for many farmers. With support from a local organization funded by Oxfam, Mrs. Sao Khea, a Cambodian farmer learned about how to overcome these challenges and minimize the risks caused by climate change.
One month into the crisis, Oxfam warns that power stations in Yemen are almost out of fuel, phone networks are suffering extensive damage, and the banking system is at a standstill. The escalation in violence has also damaged the water infrastructure leaving millions of Yemenis without clean water.
This report deals with the issues, or rather, with the responses to the 2012 food crisis in the Sahel, from a gender perspective.
Haiti has long faced severe natural and human-created hazards due to its location in the Caribbean hurricane zone and to widespread deforestation.
Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by decades but our global food system is woefully unprepared to cope with the challenge.
Oxfam India will provide water, sanitation and shelter to initially 60,000 people affected by Cyclone Phailin. Kudos to India for quick and decisive early warning actions to save lives, having moved nearly a million people into temporary shelters.