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In Nicaragua, 64000 jobs were lost in 2013 due to the destruction of coffee plantations caused by the roya (coffee rust). These numbers are likely to increase in the years to come. (Credit: Mathieu-Etienne Gagnon/Oxfam)

Prolonged drought, rising temperatures and coffee rust — the growing crisis in Central America

Increasingly severe climate conditions are having a devastating impact on food security and livelihoods in Central America. Here, John Magrath looks at how prolonged droughts alone are serious concern,...

Oxfam's Vincent Malasador gives support and reassurance to a recipient during the distribution of hygiene items in Paypay north Cebu in November,2013.

The days after the storm - a year on from typhoon Haiyan

Vincent Malasador, DRR Programme Officer for Oxfam in the Philippines, was part of the rapid assessment team that responded to typhoon Haiyan in the immediate aftermath. Here he shares his memories...

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. (Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam)

The inequality of crises

Whether it is hidden or visible, it is through crises that inequality can become the most apparent. As a part of Blog Action Day, Ed Cairns looks at how disasters hit the marginalised the hardest...

Vicky Awitan, a member of the United Farmers of Cuyago, working in the rice fields, Agusan Del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. Credit: Oxfam

Resilience: from conference room to conflict zone

Resilience advisor Daniel Morchain recently attended a conference on resilience in Addis Ababa and then travelled to Mindanao in the Philippines and saw some of the lessons of resilience in action....

A satellite image of the super El Niño of 1997-1998. The seesaw-like effect of an El Niño, with sea level along the equator down in the west and up in the eastern Pacific, can be seen in this image. White and red indicate higher-than-normal sea levels (warm water) and purple represents lower-than-normal sea height and cooler water. Credit: NASA/JPL

Increase in super El Niños will impact the poorest most

Scientists may have cracked a big climate puzzle:  whether rising global temperatures will influence the weather phenomenon known as El Niño. Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes. Here,...

A family living in a makeshift tent in Kidawa village where 300 out of 760 houses were destroyed by Typhoon Bopha. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

After Haiyan: crucial steps in the path to recovery

One month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated millions of homes and lives in the Philippines, Shaheen Chughtai reviews the situation on the ground and what's needed for people to be able to...

David a fisherman and a member of the Agta-Dumagat indigenous community, Philippines. Credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Can we use the wisdom of the crowd to build resilience?

In the first in a series of blog posts Dante Dalabajan,  project manager of an Oxfam GB adaptation programme in the Philippines, reflects on the importance of consulting local communities....

Cousins Rebecca (left) and Mariam in Satkhira Bangladesh June 2009, one week after Cycline Aila. Credit: Mahmud/Oxfam

In double jeopardy: adolescent girls and disasters

On the International Day of the Girl Child Tess Dico-Young welcomes the findings from a new report by Plan International on the need to better address the needs of adolescent girls in humanitarian...

Milking it: How dairy farming is transforming lives for flood-hit women in Bangladesh

Following on from Saturday's International Day of Cooperatives, Norul Amin writes on how forming a producer group transformed the lives of women dairy farmers in a remote village  in Bangladesh. ...

Drought in Mali. Credit: Dave Clark

Good, but needs to go further - our verdict on this week's disaster risk reduction conference

Ben Murphy writes from the Global Platform, the disaster risk reduction summit and argues that urgent action is needed to transform the losing battle against risk. ...