24 March 2009
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Mohammed Ali, Oxfam’s Advocacy and Media Researcher, reports on the Israeli military operation from his home in Gaza city .
School teacher Tangaroa Arobati, from the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, has a deep respect for the power of the ocean. As a teenager, he was lost at sea with two companions, drifting in a fishing boat for 29 days. Today, living at Teaoraereke on Tarawa atoll, his concerns about the ocean focus on climate change and sea level rise.
The UN climate conference in Poznan was meant to be a key milestone between the start of negotiations in Bali last year and their conclusion at Copenhagen next year. But it has exposed a shameful lack of progress. By Poznan, developed nations (the 41 Annex 1 parties, including New Zealand, as categorised by the UN) were meant to have submitted proposals on emissions reductions, finance and technology; they have failed to do so.
Latest from Congo: Francoise's story - Rebecca Wynn - November 19, 2008
"The situation is at its breaking point in Gonaives," reported Oxfam’s Charlie Rowley early Sunday, just back from the all but wiped-out town in Haiti. "There are very few, if any, coping mechanisms left for the people there. Whatever food and clean water there was in the town is gone"
The common image of climate change in the Pacific is of inundated atolls, but impacts extend far beyond rising sea levels. Oxfam works with subsistence farming communities in Papua New Guinea who tell us about the changes they’re experiencing. Hundreds of generations of farming knowledge can no longer guarantee them a stable food supply.
Living at the cyclone-prone western tip of Samoa, people are taking steps to prepare for the next cyclone whenever it comes as, sooner or later, it surely will.
Oxfam is working with local partners to help people adapt to the unpredictable flooding of the Jamuna river.
Between July and September 2006 we published a blog from the humanitarian response in Lebanon. This was written by firstly Shaista Aziz from Oxfam's Rapid Response Team and secondly Harriet Binet, a Media Officer for Oxfam who arrived in Lebanon one month after the hostilities began, to assist the Rapid Response Team.