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Fatuma Roble Maidane, of Fadeto IDP center, Ethiopia. Dec 2015 Photo: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

Blog: Experts say inaction on climate change is top global risk for the next decade

For the first time, the flagship Global Risk Report of the World Economic Forum has found that insufficient action on climate change is the greatest threat to societal stability the world faces.

Oxfam distributes hygiene kits in Sankhu, after the Nepal Earthquake. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam, May 2015

Blog: Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley, Oxfam Hum

Female climate fighters

Blog: Celebrating female climate change fighters

This International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate Female Climate Change Fighters. In places like Bolivia, the Philippines and Zimbabwe, small-scale female farmers show resilience and strength as they battle the effects of climate change and make their livelihoods happen despite unpredictable weather, dry spells and extreme flooding.

Floods and a harsh winter in Gaza, but hope is still alive

Blog: Floods and a harsh winter in Gaza, but hope is still alive

Recent floods in Gaza drove thousands of people from their homes in the harshest winter in years. Outgoing Oxfam media officer Karl Schembri, has shared with us this piece, his final blog at the end of four years in Gaza. He finds that hope is still alive and people just want to provide a future for their families.

What do the Uttrakhand floods tell us about India’s development model?

Blog: What do the Uttrakhand floods tell us about India’s development model?

Vanita Suneja, Oxfam India’s Economic Justice Lead, looks at the underlying causes of the devastating floods in Uttrakhand.

Displaced people temporarily relocated in a gymnasium, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Christmas 2011. Photo: Glenn Maboloc/Oxfam

Blog: Philippines: Why health matters in ‘Sendong’ shelters

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines – Many of the families who lost their homes to storm Sendong (international name: Washi) have since stayed in cramped evacuation centers, their personal space often defined by the size of the sleeping mat they own.

Overcrowded and without running water, evacuation centers can become a perfect storm of health problems in no time.

Vicky Aguiman, a 65 year-old resident of Purok Tambo, Macasandig, one of the worst hit areas in the city, now calls a public gymnasium home.

A man with his livestock on a donkey cart in Shahdadpur. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Pakistan: This disaster should not have been unexpected

It’s often the unexpected things that cause the most impact. My five day visit to Sindh province in southern Pakistan in the first week of September proved to be no exception.

The trip had been planned for weeks; I was going to visit our local partners and projects in the province to see the progress being made in helping flood ravaged communities to recover after the catastrophic 2010 floods. What I hadn’t anticipated was that I would find myself in the midst of another flooding emergency.

Blog: Pakistan: The difficulties in building back better (3/3)

This is the third installment of Alex Renton's diary from his recent visit to Pakistan, where the effects of the floods are still being felt more than 8 months later.

Blog: Pakistan: The injustice of the flood and its aftermath was clear to see (part 2/3)

Alex Renton visits Pakistan, where the effects of the floods are still being felt more than 7 months later.

The injustice of the flood and its aftermath was clear to see from the causeway where we met the fishermen. On one side were the drowned fields and – in the distance – the hump in the water that was Mumtaz Ali's village, only to be reached by canoe now. 

Farmer turned fisherman Mumtaz Ali sells fish that now swim on his flooded farmland, by the roadside outside Dadu, Pakistan. Credit: Andy Hall

Blog: Pakistan: "We are waiting for our life to come back" (part 1/3)

Alex Renton visits Pakistan, where the effects of the floods are still being felt more than 7 months later.

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