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Asia’s success in growing its economy masks the reality of growing gap between rich and poor. Asia is at a crossroads and we need to act now. more info


Rising inequality poses a dire threat to continued prosperity in Asia. A determined effort is needed now if the region is to secure a stable future. more info

Exiled to Nowhere Film

Watch a film from renown journalist Dan McDougall on the inequalities faced by the Moken people of Asia. more info

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Highlighted campaign activities

Blog: Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International

It’s been one year since super-Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, a disaster that devastated thousands of lives and left millions of people homeless.

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Blog: Lan Mercado, Oxfam Asia Deputy Regional Director

In the dark of night, the winds howled and the waves crashed. In the Philippines, they called it Yolanda, the super-typhoon that ripped through the central islands of the country before dawn on November 8, 2013.

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Vietnam blog: Learning our lessons

I recall reading cases in Viet Nam, where people living in the rural areas have learned how to adapt in the face of climate change. The cases are inspiring as they are instructive, teaching us all how “adaptation” truly fits in “climate change adaptation”.

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Briefing paper: In the shadow of the storm

6 november. One year after Typhoon Haiyan, Oxfam launches briefing paper "In the shadow of the storm: Getting recovery right one year on from Typhoon Haiyan"

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8 November Climate Walk

8 november Philippines climate negotiator Naderev "Yeb" Sano and other climate activists, reach Tacloban after a 40 day climate walk.

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“It’s difficult during the floods. We can’t eat. We can’t go to market. Our cattle suffer. Our children get diarrhoea and other diseases.” Joygun Islam, woman farmer from Bangladesh.

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“Before the typhoon, life was ok. We could eat three times a day and had enough money to buy clothes,” said Yolanda Magason. And then her namesake came to visit, super-typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda.

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Phan Thi Nhuan, from Viet Nam, knows little about "climate change". However, she does know that during the past three years, prolonged cold and rain killed 40 per cent of her winter-spring crop.

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Haseena, a woman farmer from Pakistan, was able to save her crop from the most recent floods, because she received timely information through an early warning system.

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Farmers, Fisherfok Remember Haiyan

Fisherfolk affected by typhoon Haiyan have called on the government to support them with livelihoods opportunities and safe homes one year since the storm devastated a large corridor through the central Philippines.

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Blog: Never Again

The passing of a year has not blunted the enormity of Typhoon Haiyan’s tragedy: 1,761 people are still missing and nearly half a million are still living in unsafe shelters. Yet the horror may yet lie in the future.

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Blog: It Could Happen To You

“It won’t happen to me” is a widely found syndrome. It is a tendency we observe more particularly in cases of extreme misfortune, especially in the face of major disasters and accidents. While discussing possibility of such occurrences, the first thought in the minds of most of people, whereas very few think otherwise and accept, “Yes, it could happen to me.”

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Blog: Pakistan at the Crossroads of CCA and DRR Policy Challenges

Pakistan has always been good at forming policies on paper, but when it comes to implementation and execution, results have never been reflective of intended policy projections. The policies related to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction are at the horn of the same dilemma.

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Blog: Can’t Afford Another Haiyan

Poor people in Asia have continually borne the brunt of the planet’s climate disasters. A failure to implement climate policies will only continue to place them in harm’s way. Without resources to help them cope after a disaster, they are left to fight an uphill battle on their own

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Blog: Women’s Role in Securing Food Production

As illustrated in Indonesia’s experience, when women are included in the conversation on food security and climate change, families and communities are bound to benefit.

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Blog: Asia at a Crossroads on Inequality

Oxfam's new report aims to peel back the gold leaf that has covered Asia’s economic success story and expose the fact that almost half a billion people continue to live in abject poverty, leading lives untouched by the booming regional economy.

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