ASEAN’s Vision for a Resilient Future
Ahead of President Trump’s first address to the United Nations, Oxfam welcomed refugees into President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, NY. Oxfam rented the home and called on President Trump and other world leaders to do more to support and resettle refugees in the United States and around the world.
Mapping of resilience work in Asia
When food prices spiked in 2008, the international price of basic food items peaked at unprecedented levels, bringing a wave of food riots in low-income countries. Subsequent price volatility had huge impacts on millions of people who struggled to feed their families nutritiously. Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility was a real-time investigation by IDS and Oxfam of the experiences of people on low and uncertain incomes as they made dramatic adjustments to their place in the global economy in the wake of the food and financial crises that began in 2007.
Un extracto del documento presentado a la Sexta Reunión del Órgano Rector del Tratado Internacional sobre los Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura
Las lecciones y recomendaciones de política presentadas a continuación, son parte de un documento presentado en la 6 Reunión del Órgano Rector del Tratado Internacional sobre los Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (TIRFAA). Este documento fue entregado conjuntamente por:
Il s’agit de l’extrait d’un texte soumis à la Sixième Session de l’Organe Directeur du Traité International sur les Ressources Phytogénétiques pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture
Les leçons tirées et les recommandations en matière de politiques présentées ci-dessous font partie d’un texte soumis à la 6ième Session de l’Organe Directeur du Traité International sur les Ressources Phytogénétiques pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (TIRPAA). Il s’agit d’une soumission conjointe de la part de :
OXFAM, les Pays-Bas
The rights and technical capacities of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers are the focus of the three-year global program, ‘Putting lessons into practice: Scaling up People’s Biodiversity Management for Food Security’. The program aims to support farmers to influence policies and institutions on the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food security in the context of climate change. Around 83,700 households have benefitted to date: including 15,532 primary target households, or 82,400 individuals, 60% of whom were women.
Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures putting millions at risk of hunger
At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to both droughts and erratic rains influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.
SOUS PRESSION : LA TOILE DE FOND
Food prices squeezing poor people and driving social change by stealth
A new era of high and volatile food prices go beyond affecting what people can afford to eat and are causing life-changing shifts in society, experts warn today.
In flood-prone areas of Viet Nam, most people are at high risk of drowning either because they can’t swim or lack information about how to protect themselves in the event of a flood. Children and women are particularly vulnerable – the latter because many of them commute to work by boat. Oxfam and the governments of Viet Nam and Australia have worked with affected communities to develop and implement a participatory disaster management programme with a systematic gender-aware approach.
The number and complexity of hazards and disasters are increasing rapidly; and there is ample evidence that women and girls are often more vulnerable to disasters than men and boys. The papers in this collection consider the progress made and the challenges we still face in humanitarian and disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions, in responding adequately to the needs and priorities of all affected people, men and women, boys and girls. Achieving long-term change that transforms the lives of those living in poverty needs to specifically address gender inequalities.
This is a guest post from Chris Anderson, Oxfam’s global adviser on disaster risk reduction
While the global humanitarian response system is more effective and sophisticated than ever before, in its current form it’s being outstripped by the pace of increasing risks.
Durban climate talks must deliver action to prevent spiraling hunger
In the last year extreme weather events shocked global markets contributing to soaring wheat prices and imperiling food security in many parts of the world, according to research compiled by Oxfam at the start of the Durban climate talks.
This year could be a grim foretaste of what is to come as new warnings from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show extreme weather events are likely to increase in frequency and severity without action to tackle climate change.
International aid agency Oxfam today starts its initial assistance in two worst-affected districts in Ha Tinh province, central Vietnam where torrential rain has brought two consecutive severe floods to one of the poorest and most disaster-prone parts of the country. (press release)
In its first relief operation of the three-month project, Oxfam provides support to a total of 40,000 people in all the 12 communes in the two districts through distribution of hygiene kits, crop seeds that yield quick harvest, and emergency cash grant, said Mark Blackett, Country Programme Manager of Oxfam …
8-10 October 2010
Joined by Oxfam, PACCOM, CARE, SCiV and SpRC
- Heavy rains from 29/9 to 7/10, combined with flood releases from Ke Go and Song Rac reservoirs flooded 9/11 districts and cities; most affected districts: Huong Khe, Vu Quang, Cam Xuyen and Duc Tho.
- Flood release from Ke Go, Song Rac and Ho Ho reservoirs to ensure the safety of these works largely contributed to the flood situation in the downstream districts and communes.
- 61 communes flooded, in which 39 communes severely flooded (1-3m) and isolated.
- By 10 Oct, flood has completely …
International aid agency Oxfam has activated an unprecedented region-wide humanitarian response following a week of devastation across Asia Pacific.
Oxfam staff and local partners are on the ground providing humanitarian aid to communities in the aftermath of the earthquake in Sumatra, the tsunami in Samoa and Typhoon Ketsana and Parma in the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
Oxfam Australia Executive Director Andrew Hewett said, "In my 18 years with Oxfam, there have been bigger storms, greater tremors and grimmer death tolls, but never such a relentless succession of …
Oxfam entame son action humanitaire par la distribution de bâches, de kits d'hygiène, de couvertures et de vêtements, à destination des populations les plus touchées des Philippines, de Sumatra, Samoa, Tonga et du Vietnam.
Deux séismes d'amplitude 7,6 et 6,8 sur l'échelle de Richter, ont respectivement touché l'île indonésienne de Sumatra en Indonésie, faisant plus de 520 morts dans un total d'au moins 800 000 personnes affectées.
International aid agency Oxfam is appealing for support from the Australian public after a devastating 24 hours across the Asia-Pacific region.
Oxfam is sending additional emergency staff and supplies to respond both to last night's deadly earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia and yesterday's tsunami in Samoa.
Oxfam Australia Acting Executive Director Chris Roche said the disasters of the past 24 hours come on top of a week which has also seen Oxfam and its partners responding to widespread flooding in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
"Oxfam has set up an …