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Mary Robinson visita  la comunidad de Langue, en Honduras.

Blog: Poverty and drought in Honduras: Women share their situation with Mary Robinson

Small communities in the dry corridor in Honduras are the most affected. The drought has affected livelihoods, specially women´s, and has brought an economic crisis for many homes and migration to already overpopulated cities. Mary Robinson, United Nations special envoy for El Niño and climate change, met some women in Lange, Honduras.

14,000 people got out and marched in Ostend during COP21 talks. Photo: Oxfam Solidarité

Blog: COP21: Three perspectives on the Paris climate deal

As the COP21 talks end, we speak to three people from around the world to get their highlight of COP21, their views on the outcomes of the climate talks, and what they think the next steps for the climate movement are after Paris.

Virginia Ñuñonca sees the climate changing in Peru. Photo: Percy Ramírez/Oxfam

Blog: One woman’s story of fighting climate change – and how you can join her

Virginia’s story

“I see the climate is changing a lot,” says Virginia Ñuñonca, a farmer and community leader in the Peruvian highlands. “Before it wasn’t like this. Sometimes these days, with the cold and the frost, the grass gets really dry.”

Virginia has experienced first-hand the single biggest threat to the fight against hunger: climate change. It’s already making people hungry. Around the world wild weather and unpredictable seasons are causing chaos for farmers. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon climate change will affect what all of us eat.

COP22 in Morocco, Nov 2016

Blog: 5 key takeaways from COP22

COP22 was a defiant call to action from developing countries in the wake of the US election result, while rich countries continued to neglect the need for new funds to support those most vulnerable to climate change.

Collecting water from a well, Ethiopia. Photo: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

Blog: This El Niño is a huge humanitarian crisis – but it didn't have to be

In order to help communities prepare for, and respond to, this new climate reality, we need to look closely at the way that we operate as an international community. We collectively must break this cycle - and we can.

Esther Ndlovu, small farmer in Matobo district, southern Zimbabwe. Photo: Innocent Katsande/Oxfam

Blog: Zimbabwe: Swift action required as numbers of people affected by drought rise

Last week the Southern Africa Development Community declared a regional drought emergency, and launching a $2.4 billion appeal to the international community. Oxfam Communications Coordinator, Innocent Katsande reports from Zimbabwe on the urgent need for help.

Rose Usi, Balaka district, Malawi. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: The daily struggle to survive hunger is Malawi's 'new normal'

As Malawi experiences the worst drought

Oxfam water delivery, Ethiopia drought crisis, Feb 2016. Credit: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

Blog: #ParisAgreement: Will leaders take real climate action?

World leaders meeting in New York to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement they negotiated in December must strengthen their current pledges and increase the money so urgently needed to enable people to adapt to the changing climate.

Una mujer mira al horizonte en una zona rural de Cuba.

Blog: "Don’t forget rural Cuba!”

Old Havana was packed with smiles and black umbrellas. To the outside observer, it’s impossible to tell that Cuba is going through its worst drought in over a century.

Oxfam is providing clean water for the IDP (internally displaced people) centers, in three drought-hit regions of Ethiopia. Photo: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

Blog: El Niño and Climate change: All you need to know

A super El Niño weather system is causing extreme weather in many parts of the world, including drought and flooding. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being hit hardest, leaving millions facing water shortages, hunger and disease.

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