A group of people raising their fists

Blog: Pakistan: Women farmers raise their voices on climate change

In many parts of Pakistan, climate change has threatened the livelihoods of millions of people in recent years. Rural farming communities are the most vulnerable. Women from climate change hit areas have finally decided that they will no more remain silent and would come out and raise their voices for their rights.

Veeru Kohli. Credit: Sara Faruqi/

Blog: Women’s Leadership Groups in Pakistan: some good news and inspiration

Jacky Repila, Learning and Communications Officer, Raising Her Voice, writes about a new report on our Raising Her Voice program in Pakistan, a country that ranks 134th out of 135 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index (only Yemen is worse).

Blog: 2012: Fenómenos meteorológicos extremos. Tres hechos y tres fotografías.

Mientras las negociaciones sobre cambio climático de Naciones Unidas continúan en Qatar a lo largo de esta semana, aquí tenéiss una muestra de los terribles efectos de algunos de los fenómenos meteorológicos extremos que tuvieron lugar en 2012 y que afectaron a personas de todo el mundo involucradas en la producción de los alimentos que comemos. 

HECHO: Junio de 2012 fue el 328º mes consecutivo en que la temperatura media mundial superó la temperatura media del siglo XX.

Blog: Three facts and three photos about extreme weather in 2012

As UN climate talks continue in Qatar this week, here's a look at some of what made 2012 another year of extreme weather, with impacts often seen on the food we eat and the farmers who grow it around the world. 

FACT: June 2012 was the 328th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average

Pastores llevan a los búfalos a beber agua entre la comunidad de personas desplazadas por las inundaciones en el distrito de Badin, Sindh

Blog: Inundaciones en Pakistán: Sindh continúa anegada

Llegué al distrito de Badin, al sur de la provincia de Sindh a comienzos de noviembre de 2011 a través de un encargo de Oxfam para cubrir su respuesta de emergencia antes las recientes inundaciones en la región que provocaron el desplazamiento de millones de personas, así como la pérdida de las cosechas, el ganado y de los medios de vida de los afectados.

Herdsmen leading buffalo to drink, within the displaced flood community of Badin District, Sindh. Photo: Sam Phelps/Oxfam

Blog: Floods in Pakistan: Sindh is still submerged

I arrived in Badin district, southern Sindh early November 2011 on assignment for Oxfam to cover their response to the recent flooding in the province where millions of people had been displaced and crops, livestock as well as livelihoods had been destroyed due to the floods.

Des gardiens de troupeaux font boire leurs buffles, district de Badin, Sindh. Photo: Sam Phelps/Oxfam

Blog: Inondations au Pakistan : le Sindh toujours submergé

En novembre 2011, je me suis rendu dans le district de Badin, dans le sud du Sindh, où Oxfam m’avait envoyé en mission pour couvrir son intervention suite aux récentes inondations qui avaient sévi dans cette province, entraînant le déplacement de millions de personnes et la destruction des cultures, du bétail et des moyens de subsistance. 

People living in tents next to a flooded area in Pakistan.

Blog: Women and children brave death and disease: Pakistan floods 2011

My field visit from Hyderabad to Mirpur Khas was like déjà vu. As we traveled to selected Union Councils (UCs) of Mirpur Khas (Digri, Jodo, Nau Kot and Fazil Phambiriya) I saw acres and acres of land on which cotton and sugar cane should have been growing, now inundated. Hundreds of people recently displaced because of the monsoon rains and consequential flooding running after trucks and vehicles for help; mostly women, children and elderly taking shelter under makeshift tents on the road side.

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 floods: one year of Oxfam's response

A year since Pakistan was hit by devastating floods, Oxfam's emergency response has provided support to over 2.4 million people. We've compiled a snapshot of some of our work over the last 12 months - take a look at a selection of our videos, stories and photos by clicking on the features below.


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