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Irma left a trail of devastation in the Dominican Republic. More than 24.000 people were evacuated and more than 2.000 houses were damaged. Photo: Fran Afonso/Oxfam

5 natural disasters that beg for climate action

Around the world, devastation caused by climate-related events is growing, forcing people from their homes, bringing poverty on top of poverty and increasing hunger. As COP23 is taking place this November in Bonn, Oxfam is calling for nations to cut emissions and help the most vulnerable communities adapt to climate change.

Tax havens fuel inequality and hold back the fight against poverty. This simply has to stop.

The Paradise Papers scandal reveals how powerful corporations  and super-rich individuals are continuing to exploit a rigged global system that allows them to avoid paying their fair share of tax. And it’s the world’s poorest people who pay the price. Add your voice and join the fight against tax havens.

In South Sudan, Oxfam trained producers in good cultivation, storage and marketing techniques. Elizabeth is now cultivating new vegetables. “With the money I make, I can send my children to school and pay for healthcare” she says. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Women farmers play a central role in small-scale agriculture. But they are held back by barriers that prevent them from feeding their families and reinvesting in their livelihoods. A real support would protect their rights, boost their productivity and unleash their potential to fight hunger, poverty and climate change.

Globally, jealousy can similarly be used as a justification of violence against women and girls. Join us and say #JealousyIsNoExcuse!

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