- Tropical Storm Nate - Oct 2017
- Mexico: Earthquake - Sep 2017
- Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Sep 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Franklin - Aug 2017
- Hurricane Earl - Aug 2016
- Central America: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
- Latin America: Storm Surge - May 2015
- Mexico/Guatemala: Earthquake - Jul 2014
- Central America: Drought - 2014-2017
- Mexico: Tropical Storms Ingrid and Manuel - Sep 2013
Evaluation of impact is concentrated in poor areas outside Mexico City
p assessments of damage in earthquake-affected areas outside Mexico City, and evaluating the most urgent needs of people relating to water, sanitation, hygiene, food, and the protection of women, children, and other vulnerable people.
Oxfam is sending humanitarian experts to Morelos and Puebla, two of the areas worst affected by Tuesday's 7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico.
Over 200 people have died and hundreds are injured. Many remain trapped under the rubble.
Oxfam’s response is likely to focus on providing food, water and sanitation, and making sure people are safe.
Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Executive Director of Oxfam Mexico, said:
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Mexico on September 19, killing more than 200 people in the country, most of them in and near Mexico City. According to media reports and Oxfam staff in Mexico, more than 700 people were injured in Mexico City alone. Large areas are now without electricity. Federal government agencies of Mexico are responding with rescue and medical aid in the affected area, and are continuing to respond to the areas already hit by the September 7 earthquake in Chiapas.
Almost four million refugees and asylum seekers have fled from one conflict zone to another Oxfam said today ahead of two summits being held in New York next week (19, 20 September) aimed at addressing the refugee crisis.
Oxfam Mexico ya se encuentra en Jalisco para realizar la evaluación de daños
Tras el paso del mayor huracán monitoreado en la historia, la ayuda para las personas afectadas durante las primeras horas se vuelve crucial
La noche del 23 de octubre, el huracán Patricia se degradó a Categoría 4 en la escala Saffir-Simpson, tras haber sido catalogado el huracán más peligroso monitoreado en la historia.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, national budgets remain blind to the special needs and priorities of small-scale producers. This undercuts the productivity and food security of millions of women and men who manage small-scale farming operations and provide up to 60 per cent of the food supply. With a new index, Oxfam evaluates budget transparency, accountability, and participation for small-scale producers in the region, and outlines priority areas of improvement.
Despite the growth in the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, eight out of every 10 farmers, small-scale producers who are at the base of domestic food production, remain largely excluded from the related benefits. Government efforts for strengthening agriculture allocate public resources to few lines of spending that favour a minority. Investment on small-scale agriculture is difficult to track and where possible, it is disproportionately lower than this group´s contribution to the sector.
La hausse des prix alimentaires menace des millions de vies
Des millions de gens parmi les plus pauvres seront confrontés à de graves problèmes en raison de la forte hausse des prix alimentaires.
En effet, le système alimentaire mondial présente de sérieux problèmes que les décideurs politiques n'ont pas le courage de prendre en main, préférant miser sur les ressources bon marché qu'ils ont tenues pour acquises pendant 30 ans. Mais cette époque est désormais révolue.
Millions more will go hungry as world struggles to respond to unprecedented food crises and sharply rising prices – Oxfam
PM’s hunger summit welcome & should kick start reforms to end “scandal” of a billion hungry people – “we cannot keep relying on humanitarian agencies to pick up the pieces”
Rising global food prices will force millions more people to go hungry and put massive additional strain on already overstretched humanitarian agencies, Oxfam warned today ahead of this weekend’s global hunger summit in Downing Street.
Las tormentas han provocado pérdidas en la agricultura de más de 134 millones de dólares en El Salvador y de más de 38 en Guatemala
La ONG aboga por políticas de financiación para la adaptación al cambio climático como una de la soluciones a largo plazo dada la vulnerabilidad de la región ante los fenómenos del clima
The recent sharp increase in food prices should have benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture. However, decades of misguided policies by developing country governments on agriculture, trade, and domestic markets - often promoted by international financial institutions and supported by donor countries - have prevented poor farmers and rural workers from reaping the benefits of higher commodity prices. As a result, the crisis is hurting poor producers and consumers alike, threatening to reverse recent progress on poverty reduction in many countries.
by David Viñuales
Hundreds of thousands of people living near Mexico's Gulf Coast were displaced when heavy rains pounded the region and swollen rivers overflowed their banks. Oxfam and our local partner organizations will provide clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene information to some of the most vulnerable communities to help prevent the outbreak and spread of deadly waterborne diseases during the emergency.
A little more than a week ago, this was the baseball field of San Nicolás. Today, it is a small lake.
Las recientes inundaciones se han extendido hasta los estados de Tabasco, Veracruz y Chiapas, en el sur de México. Los expertos consideran que este es uno de los desastres naturales más graves en la historia de México.
Según fuentes oficiales, se afirma que más de 500.000 hogares han sido destruidos totalmente o parcialmente, 1 millón de personas han tenido que huir, y se ha perdido la totalidad de la cosecha en Tabasco. Las asociaciones de agricultores han calculado que las pérdidas agrícolas ascienden a 50 millones de dólares.
More than 80,000 people are living in temporary shelters since the floods that hit Mexico last week. People are in shelters in the states of Tabasco (more than 70,000), Chiapas (3,500) and Veracruz (more than 10,500). Water levels are not expected to recede for at least the next few days, creating difficulties for evacuation work.
Several sources confirm that the floods in Tabasco and Chiapas have affected more than one million people.
Donor support for Hurricane Stan relief saved lives
With five weeks still left in the hurricane season, large sections of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast of the United States are reeling from the continued assault of multiple hurricanes and severe weather.
'We tried to believe in our hearts that we'd harvest something...that the rains would start again, but the dry spell continued and there was no rain.' Davis Mulomba, Malawian farmer, interview with Oxfam staff, September 05
The South Asian earthquake is the latest in a year of some of the worst disasters ever seen, yet governments have failed to respond adequately and lives have been lost as a result, said international agency Oxfam today.