Oxfam has stepped in to assist with relief efforts in Koro, Ra and Tailevu today after flooding hit the already vulnerable regions on Friday.
Five leading fashion retailers in New Zealand are continuing to hide where their clothes are made by refusing to publish the names and locations of the factories they use around the globe, Oxfam’s latest ‘Naughty or Nice’ list has revealed in the lead-up to Christmas.
The Marrakech negotiations welcomed the “submission” of the Roadmap that donor countries produced, which projects that by 2020, a mere 20% of the climate finance pot would come from public funds towards adaptation.
Today Oxfam’s thoughts are with all of the people who have been affected by the earthquake in Wellington and the South Island last night – those who have been evacuated, those whose homes were destroyed and those who lost friends or family members.
The emergency response in Haiti is at a standstill following nearly 48 hours of heavy rains. Helicopters are grounded, ships moored and nearly all road access blocked. Oxfam, already responding to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, is now pushing for more and immediate international support.
Oxfam is preparing to respond to Super Typhoon Haima as it heads for the northern Philippines, should assistance be requested.
Oxfam is deeply concerned that malnutrition is up and the huge number of people suffering from chronic hunger has remained virtually the same as last year, according to new Food and Agriculture Organization findings presented this week.
"Oxfam congratulates António Guterres on his appointment to what is arguably one of most challenging jobs on the planet. Mr. Guterres brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the role to guide the UN in the years to come."
The Paris Agreement will officially go into effect thirty days from today, after 72 countries, representing 56.75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, ratified the deal.
The full extent of Hurricane Matthew’s damage on Haiti will not be certain until response teams are able to access the most affected areas, but already official and eye-witness reports confirm the most devastating effects in the south of the country.