Residents walk on a road littered with debris after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. Credit: REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Blog: Disappointment in Sendai: why the fight for strong and accountable action on disaster risk reduction is now more important than ever

Exacerbated by climate change, disasters are increasingly pushing people into deeper poverty and compromising their safety. That’s why the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 agreed today in Sendai is so disappointing for Oxfam and many other organizations working with communities affected by disasters around the world.

Tropical Cyclone Olwyn, Nathan and Pam and Tropical Depression 3 March 11 2015. Image:

Blog: In the wake of Cyclone Pam, will the world’s new disaster risk reduction deal be an empty promise?

Governments are making agreements in Sendai, J

Rebuilding Tacloban's waterfront after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Let the anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan stir the world to high ambition on climate change

It’s been one year since super-Typhoon

On the road, Northern Cebu. Photo: Vincent Malasador/Oxfam

Blog: I’ve seen how climate change makes people hungry - We must act now

Typhoon Haiyan, the biggest storm to ever make landfall, devastated my homeland. Three days later I attended the opening of the UN climate change talks in Poland.

Productor de arroz Ying Ang en la ciudad Sampong enseña los granos de arroz de la estación seca. Foto: Jack Picone / Oxfam

Blog: Hambre y calentamiento global

Cuando me subo en mi coche, me subo en un vehículo diseñado para llevarme de A a B de forma segura. Tiene cinturones de seguridad, airbag y un número cada vez mayor de dispositivos electrónicos de aviso. La circulación está regulada por multitud de normas y códigos (límites de seguridad, semáforos, etc.) y es vigilada por cámaras y policía. En los países en los que se han implantado estos sistemas, se ha conseguido reducir enormemente la tasa de accidentes a pesar del aumento del tráfico.

Rice farmer Ying Ang in Sampong village holds grains of dry-season rice. Photo: Jack Picone/Oxfam

Blog: Why the system for managing the world’s food and climate needs to be more like my car

Today, Oxfam is publishing a briefing on its ‘food and climate justice’ campaign. Here’s a post I wrote for the launch.

Mapping the money: Unpacking the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2013

Blog: Mapping the money: Unpacking the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2013

The Global Humanitarian Assistance report is eagerly anticipated by some of us in the humanitarian field, as it provides us with hard data and trends required for strategic analysis and decisions. As humanitarian managers, high quality data is very important because it supports good management.

UN Disaster Risk Reduction Conference: Good, but needs to go further

Blog: UN Disaster Risk Reduction Conference: Good, but needs to go further

Ben Murphy writes from the Global Platform, the disaster risk reduction summit and argues that urgent action is needed to transform the losing battle against risk.

Barrage de Lam Takong, à Korat, province de Nakhon Ratchasima en Thaïlande. Photo : EPA/SATAPORN THONGMA

Blog: Jour de la Terre 2013 : les grandes entreprises agroalimentaires en font-elles assez face au changement climatique ?

A l’occasion du Jour de la Terre, ce lundi 22 avril, nous publions cette analyse sur la façon dont les grandes entreprises agroalimentaires devraient s’attaquer aux causes et conséquences du changement climatique.

Waters in Lam Takong Dam in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand. Photo: EPA/SATAPORN THONGMA

Blog: Earth Day: Climate Change Behind the Brands - it’s no magic trick

To support Earth Day, 22 April we’re posting this analysis of how Big food companies must deal with the causes and the consequences of climate change.

When I read headlines like this one last week, “Vietnam Coffee Harvest May Drop 30% on Drought,” I’m left with the feeling that the tablecloth is being pulled out from under the dishes on the table.


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