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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.

Blog: Inspiration from the streets: Young people are leading the fight for climate action

Climate change is already devastating the lives of millions of people around the globe, hitting the poorest first and worst. With governments still slow and shy in their response to this global issue, our youth are leading people taking to the streets to act on climate!

Climate march in Brussels, Belgium, 2 December 2018. Photo: Eric de Mildt

Blog: European elections 2019: A European spring for citizens worldwide?

The Head of our EU office shares her personal hope, that this spring, the EU will flourish and provide better policies for citizens in Europe and beyond.

Blog: Stronger African leadership needed in Cyclone Idai response

Oxfam Pan Africa’s acting Director Peter Kamalingin, looks at the consequences of cyclone Idai and calls for a stronger African leadership in the response.

Top photo: A family dig for their son who got buried in the mud when Cyclone Idai struck in Chimanimani about 600 kilometers south east of Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, March, 19, 2019. Credit: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/REX

Blog: Cyclone Idai and floods hit Southern Africa: the reality of climate change

Ever-worsening storms and climate change are leaving people with nothing - and the poorest are hit hardest. How can we equip them to cope with a world where climate change means extreme weather events such as Idai happen more often.

Survivors of Cyclone Idai face shortages of clean water and food and are at risk of waterborne diseases due to contaminated flood water. Photo: Sergio Zimba/Oxfam

Blog: "I signed up to save lives" - Personal report from Oxfam's Cyclone Idai response

Stewart Muchapera, Oxfam Media and Communications Lead, gives a personal report from Beira in Mozambique, on our relief efforts after Cyclone Idai devastates southern Africa.

Climate strike march, 15 March 2019. Photo: Oxfam Australia

Blog: As children strike around the world, Oxfam calls for climate action

Our children are walking out of school

Farmers in Ethiopia. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam, February 2018

Blog: First, Second and Third Degree Burns of Climate Change: New IPCC Report Confirms Degrees Matter

Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts, and the IPCC just showed that things can get much worse - if we don't act now.

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