Climate Change

"Without water, we are no more. This is the worst drought we ever experienced. Without water, we won't survive"

The water is retreating deeper and deeper [when wells are dug]. We live by water, our cattle live by water. Without water we are no more. If we can sustain our lives, it is because Oxfam gave us water. My greatest fear is if the trucks stop bringing water. What will happen to us?

Carmen, Bolivia

Rosario and her community frequently talk about climate change, how it is affecting them and what can be done. Extreme and uncontrolled floods have hit the area with devastating results. Rosario says:  "We, as people who live in the forest, see the main issue is deforestation –  this is...

Ipaishe, Zimbabwe

If there is one person on the planet who embodies what Oxfam is all about, it’s Ipaishe. Her resourcefulness, resilience and compassion in facing the challenges of extreme poverty are inspirational. 

Ipaishe travelled from Zimbabwe to Paris with one purpose. As soon as she landed at...

Langgin, Philippines

Langgin attended school, until unexpected extremes in weather meant her family’s harvest failed,  and her parents didn’t make enough money for her to continue her studies. Despite this setback, she is using her energy to support her community in the fight against climate change. Langgin says:...

Winnie Byanyima and other supporers at People's Climate March in New York

675,000 people around the world came together for the biggest ever mobilisation on climate.

Climate Change

In the five years since global leaders met in Copenhagen to discuss climate change, a lot has changed, and too much has stayed the same. Climate change is no longer just coming. It’s here already. In the past five years, more than 650 million people have been affected and more than 112,000 lives...

Overcoming inequality and climate change is key to ending poverty and suffering

Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives.

Climate change is already making people hungry. It will change what we all eat. Extreme weather events such as Typhoon Haiyan, unpredictable seasons, increasing temperatures, and rising sea levels are already causing chaos for farmers and fisherfolk. Food prices are going up. Food quality is...

Now is the time to show governments that we won’t accept their lack of political will. That people around the world demand action. And that world leaders can’t ignore climate change any longer.

This weekend, thousands of people marched at the UN climate talks in Warsaw, to send the message that we must stop climate change now.

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