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Author: Rosalba Landa and Beatriz Olivera
Post date: 4 December 2014
Central American countries contribute little to climate change, but will endure some of its most negative consequences.
As well as greatly affecting food production and the life of farming and indigenous communities, it will also increase the magnitude and frequency of extreme climatic events that impact the region.
With the support of partners, this research report presents, by country, the consequences of climate change in Central America.
Food security in southern Africa relies upon small-scale agriculture, a sector in which women take the lead. However, smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable people to food insecurity, often lacking the resources and access needed to produce or procure adequate food. The effects of climate change exacerbate their vulnerability, which further compromises the food security of the entire region.
Nine of the G20 countries have failed to deliver adequate support in the fight against Ebola despite calls for more help and the fact they are the largest economies in the world, Oxfam says today.
The international agency warns that they have failed to provide their ‘fair share’ of money and medical support that should be expected given their size. Oxfam calls on them to step up at the G20 summit meeting in Brisbane this weekend.
Climate-related disasters and food crises are devastating thousands of lives and holding back development across Asia. A year on from the devastating super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Oxfam calls for governments across Asia, backed by regional and global institutions and fair contributions from wealthy countries, to ramp up efforts to address these challenges. Without greater investment in climate and disaster-resilient development and more effective assistance for those at risk, super-typhoon Haiyan-scale disasters could fast become the norm, not the exception.
Natural disasters, such as cyclones and floods, are a reality of living in the Pacific. The impact of such disasters can be significant and given the remoteness of some islands response from outside is often difficult or even impossible. That is why increasing the capacity of national and local authorities to manage and reduce the impact of disasters, as well as improve the preparedness and resilience of communities, is a priority for Pacific Island governments and the many humanitarian partners in the region.
Humanitarian partnerships between national and international organisations are a long-established means of responding to humanitarian need. As long ago as 1994 the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct emphasised the importance of working collaboratively with national organisations, and in 2007 the Principles of Partnership outlined best practice in humanitarian partnership working.
Le changement climatique aggrave d’ores et déjà la faim au sein de certaines populations, et ce en grand partie en raison du recours massif aux énergies fossiles, qui représente la source la plus importante d’émissions de gaz à effet de serre à l’échelle mondiale.
Sur la base des tendances actuelles, la température de la planète augmentera de 4 à 6ºC d’ici à la fin du XXIe siècle, et de plus de 2ºC durant la vie de la plupart des lecteurs du présent rapport.
People around the world are trapped in a “toxic triangle” of short-term financial investors, timid governments and fossil fuel companies, which threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam warns today.
Posted by Alvaro Valverde Private Sector Adviser (ICTs), Dennis Aviles Sustainable Agriculture and Gender Adviser
Oxfam recently embarked on an innovative partnership in mNutrition, a programme, which aims to use mobile phones to help fight hunger and malnutrition in Asia and Africa. Here Alvaro Valverde and Dennis Aviles from the Economic Justice Team, explain how and why we're involved.
This briefing outlines Oxfam’s initial analysis of the pre-zero draft of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction. In general, this draft is a significant improvement on the previous Suggested Elements paper, with greater emphasis on many of the issues highlighted during the consultation period, and a much stronger implementation framework. However, Oxfam has substantial concerns which would need to be addressed if an effective instrument is to be agreed in March 2015 at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
La facture du changement climatique s’élève à 500 milliards de dollars depuis le sommet de Copenhague en 2009
Sommet de Ban Ki-moon : un énième coup d’épée dans l’eau ?
Au cours des cinq années qui nous séparent de la dernière conférence des chefs d’État et de gouvernement sur le changement climatique, les catastrophes liées au climat ont coûté près de 500 milliards de dollars, soit trois fois plus que pour l’ensemble des années 1970.
Four recent extreme weather events – the 2010 heat wave in Russia, the flooding in Pakistan in the same year, the 2010–2011 drought in East Africa and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 – were notable for their intensity, duration, and impacts on livelihoods and food security.
Climate-related disasters have cost half a trillion dollars since world leaders last met to discuss climate change
Ban Ki-moon Climate Summit at risk of failing to help stop climate change making people hungry
(New York, Sept 19) The cost of weather-related disasters in the five years since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is almost half a trillion dollars ($490 billion) – three times more than for the whole of the 1970s, Oxfam warns today.
comment la Nouvelle Alliance du G8 menace le droit à l’alimentation en Afrique.
16 septembre 2014. Il y a deux ans, le G8 lançait la Nouvelle Alliance pour la Sécurité Alimentaire et la Nutrition (NASAN), dans le but affiché d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et la nutrition et aider quelques 50 millions de personnes en Afrique sub-saharienne à sortir de la pauvreté d’ici à 2022, en « libérant le pouvoir du secteur privé ».
POVERTY CANNOT BE TACKLED WITHOUT FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE: NEW REPORT
As world leaders meet in New York later this month at a summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss the global fight against climate change, a new report highlights the crucial role a new set of Sustainable Development Goals must play in meeting the challenge.
It says the goals, to be agreed next year, offer a vital opportunity for the international community to tackle the way that climate change is driving people into poverty.
World Bank Group’s billion dollar private sector health initiative in Africa is failing to reach the poor
A billion-dollar flagship scheme to support private sector-led health care in Africa is bypassing poor people and concentrating instead on high-end urban hospitals catering mainly for the rich.
L’investissement d’un milliard de dollars dans le secteur privé de la santé en Afrique oublie les populations pauvres
L’initiative du groupe Banque mondiale ne tient pas ses promesses
Un programme phare qui mobilise un milliard de dollars pour soutenir le secteur privé de la santé en Afrique oublie les populations pauvres pour se concentrer sur les hôpitaux haut de gamme en milieu urbain, bénéficiant principalement aux couches aisées de la population.
UK has so far only taken in 50 Syrian refugees under its vulnerable persons relocation scheme
Western and other rich countries should step up their efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, Oxfam said today after the number registered with UNHCR reached 3 million.
Urgent action is necessary in order to respond to a growing regional crisis caused by increasing displacement, insufficient aid and over-burdened infrastructure in neighbouring countries, Oxfam added.
Oxfam are delighted to announce actor Michelle Dockery as its first ever Humanitarian Ambassador, helping the charity fundraise and highlight their work responding to emergencies around the world.