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3 Feb 2021 MAPUTO, Mozambique
Aid workers are scrambling to help an estimated 175,000 people affected by Cyclone Eloise which ripped through the south of Mozambique recently, causing major devastation in the city of Beira and the surrounding Buzi district. According to reports by aid agencies and local media, more than 8,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged in Sofala province, with many thousands housed in emergency accommodation centres...
9 May 2020 KINSHASA, Congo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), continued heavy flooding from the end of April, has caused UNICEF to warn of a potential outbreak of cholera.The Mulongwe River has burst its banks: flooding has damaged the local water treatment facility and destroyed the principal health facility in the area...
19 Nov 2019 OXFORD, United Kingdom
Extreme weather, both too much and too little rain, conflict, displacement and poverty have caused crisis levels of hunger for as many as 18 million people across Africa. The climatic conditions are exacerbated in many countries that are already suffering from ongoing conflict situations.In advance of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban Nov 11-15, a report from international NGO Oxfam called on African ministers at the AMCEN meeting to:Insist rich industrialized countries decrease CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement's goal and to honor respective commitments to mobilize $100 Billion USD per year by 2020 to fund climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts in developing countries;Demand governments agree to develop new funding mechanisms for “loss and damage” from climate change at the upcoming COP25;Invest more in public services and strengthen tax systems to close the gap between rich and poor;Improve disaster warning and management systems, and commit to re-greening and agricultural policies that target small-scale farmers;Invest in “social accountability” projects that ensure climate finance can reach the communities that need it most;Improve engagement with women and girls in the planning, design, and implementation of climate mitigation and adaptation programsThe new report from Oxfam highlights conditions in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia and South Africa where there have been reports of farmer suicides...
28 Jul 2019 OXFORD, United Kingdom
The Horn of Africa is once again in a drought that appears to be a new norm in the region, with more than 15 million people in need of urgent assistance in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The region, which hasn’t fully recovered from a drought in 2017, is once again facing a humanitarian crisis.Appeals to governments have been partly successful, but only one-third of commitments have been fulfilled...
26 Mar 2018 AMMAN Jordan
Three Years Of Yemen War: “Let Us Not Fool Ourselves. Cholera Is Going To Come Back”: United Nations
Yemen Rainy Season Approaches; Time Is Lost as Aid Is Delayed; “Peanuts” Jibe At Trump; Three Years Of War Is “More Than Enough”The United Nations has warned that Yemen is likely to be hit by another cholera outbreak within a few weeks.As the third anniversary of the outbreak of the country’s civil war approaches, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Middle East and North Africa director, said (March 25) “Let us not fool ourselves...
5 Sep 2017 OXFORD
Where water and sanitation solutions are in place, structures are failing to guarantee sustainability or equitable access. In areas of vulnerability, disasters, climatic shocks and conflicts exacerbate inequalities, accelerating the trend still further. Development and humanitarian programmes address these issues separately, but fail to create an integrated, sustainable solution.
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
Further heavy rain is expected this week in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, increasing risk of waterborne disease in the country, according to a report by the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS). Contamination of drinking water and sewage overflows are expected in the days and weeks to come.A mudslide on August 14th killed around 400 people in the Regent area near Freetown following the collapse of a hillside which occurred early in the morning while many were asleep...
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
The population of Gaza has even less access to water and sanitation than in the aftermath of 2014’s war, according to relief agency Oxfam.A report from the humanitarian agency relates that in August 2014 when a 50-day war ended, 900,000 people in Gaza lacked proper water and sanitation facilitates, a number which has now increased to 2 million...
31 May 2017 KATHMANDU
Oxfam has launched a five-year program to promote improved policies and practices that protect the rights of communities along the Ganges, the Brahmaputra-Meghna and the Salween river basins. To do this, the programme will work with governments, private sector and other actors as well as women’s networks to strengthen their voice in decisions on water management and infrastructure.
29 Jul 2016 EDINBURGH
About 6.5 million people in Malawi are facing severe food shortages, including 975,000 children under two who are at particularly high risk of malnutrition. Oxfam Scotland is urging people to make donations, with the first £70,000 raised to be matched by the Scottish Government’s International Development Fund.
1 Jul 2016 ROME, Italy
The international community must take urgent action to build resilience to ensure food security and restore livelihoods in drought-stricken regions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, senior United Nations officials said this week.“We need to a focus on resilience, inclusive sustainable development, and climate change adaptation,” José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told a high-level meeting at FAO headquarters in Rome on the situation in Central America’s Dry Corridor...
30 Jun 2016 LONDON
A new report from Oxfam identifies the crops that are using up the most of the world’s resources. Wheat and rice alone are sucking up almost 70 percent of the water used on crops worldwide.