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As the cyclone and monsoon season approches in Bangladesh, Oxfam is working hard to provide emergency aid and help Rohingya refugee families prepare for a disaster. Credit: Maruf Hasan/Oxfam

Vulnerable Rohingya refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh now face further disaster, as monsoon rains and possible cyclones will cause floods and landslides and increase the risk of deadly disease. Oxfam is ramping up its work to improve hygiene, sanitation and water delivery, and prepare families in the face of the expected storms. You can help.

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Nashima Potawan, 47, and her four children were forced to move to Madalum during the Marawi Siege, and months later faced the devastating effects of Typhoon Vinta.

Last year, residents of Marawi in the Philippines faced two major disasters: In May, they were uprooted by a violent siege and seven months later, they faced a deadly typhoon. Oxfam is supporting a consortium of local organizations who are helping families stay healthy and safe in the wake of these crises, rebuild their lives and prepare for future disasters.

Workers peeling and sorting cashews in a cashew processing factory. From: Traidcraft Exchange

EU supermarkets abuse their huge purchasing power. Workers in developing countries suffer as a result. New legislation on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain proposed by the European Commission is a good start, but must go further to protect people in poverty.