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13 May 2011 description
report Oxfam

Project executive summary

As climate change drives an increase in the frequency and intensity of natural hazards, the challenges faced by food-insecure communities struggling to improve their lives and livelihoods will also increase. Over 1 billion people are already hungry. Conservative projections indicate that unless there are significant efforts to improve livelihoods, reduce poverty, and build climate resilience, over the next decade 100 million more people will become food insecure due in part to the adverse impacts of climate change.

04 Dec 2010 description

Cancun, Mexico - Oxfam and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced they are seeking $28 million from public and private investors for their ground-breaking five-year partnership to help poor rural people protect their crops and livelihoods from the impact of climate change.

The innovative new R4 partnership is based around the idea of managing 4 risks - community risk reduction, productive risk taking, risk transfer and risk reserves. R4 will address the communities most vulnerable to climate variability in Ethiopia and three other countries, starting in 2011.

21 Apr 2010 description
report Oxfam

Small-scale farmers and pastoralists in Ethiopia are likely to bear the brunt of the negative impacts of climate change in the region, which will include increased poverty, water scarcity, and food insecurity, according to a new Oxfam report released today.

The international development agency's report, "The Rain Doesn't Come on Time Anymore: Poverty, Vulnerability, and Climate Variability in Ethiopia", was launched at a special Earth Day celebration organised by the Climate Change Forum-Ethiopia in collaboration with other environmental organisations.

20 Jan 2010 description

Background

A humanitarian emergency, by definition, requires immediate action, and for emergency actors to be able to respond they need access to quick and flexible funding.