Jamie Melbourne-Hayward is blogging from the Pacific Climate Change Conference 2016 Climate leaders gather in Wellington Two months ago, 195 countries made history by signing the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. The world is now faced with the task of turning promises into action. In the Pacific, where low-lying atolls are already disappearing, the action cannot come soon enough.
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Conflict in the Middle East has driven countless families from their homes. Now, many face futures of grave uncertainty.
Barbara is from Zambia – one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. But like 64 per cent of the country, Barbara lives in extreme poverty. Before she lost her husband to cancer, Barbara had to sell livestock to pay for his treatment. Now she spends four hours walking every day to collect water for her crops, so she can feed her two children.
By Rachael Le Mesurier, Executive Director, Oxfam New Zealand This article originally appeared in the New Zealand Herald
An Oxfam initiative in the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga is harnessing the properties of the coconut, driving change and giving local communities opportunities for generations to come. Read this story through beautiful images.
In the Solomon Islands, flash flooding turned lives upside down in 2014, but communities are working hand-in-hand with Oxfam to build back better.
Nurse Alassane Amadu is a full-time hygienist in Niger, a country grappling with malnutrition and lack of clean water. He tells us about the big changes he's noticed since the arrival of clean water and hygiene at the health centre where he works.
Edna Quata, General Assistant with Oxfam in Vanuatu, shares her story of what Christmas means to her family and how they celebrate.
With safe water, toilets and proper hygiene, Oxfam supporters are helping save lives and lift families out of despair in Niger.
Papua New Guinea is experiencing its worst drought since the devastating 1997 crisis that caused food shortages, disease and loss of life.