extreme weather events

extreme weather events

Water high priority in Cyclone Winston response

Access to clean water and sanitation will be one of the greatest needs in Fiji’s Tropical Cyclone Winston response, and must be prioritised, Oxfam said today. Clean water for drinking and hand washing is essential for the prevention of waterborne diseases after a disaster.

A woman and a child walk among the rubble in a village in Eastern Samar, after the typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Credit: Jire Carreon/Oxfam

A Sign of Things to Come

As part of its food and climate justice campaign, Oxfam commissioned researchers to examine the impact of four extreme weather events on vulnerable people, exploring when and why threats emerge.

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