Photo: Ronny, Omar and Luis carry freshly cut planks of wood through the Amazon jungle in Bolivia. The wood will be taken by boat to be used to build 'safe homes' - structures built on stilts to protect people from the annual flood waters. Oxfam is building 200 safe homes for communities living along the Mamore river.  Photo: Alejandro Chaskielberg/Oxfam
Photo: Helen Ewoton bathes her grandchild Kaisa in her compound in the village of Nawoyatir, Kenya. Oxfam supplied the region with six boreholes and hand pumps, allowing at least 12,500 people with access to safe drinking water, reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases and significantly improving the health of local communities.  Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
Photo: One year on from the creation of South Sudan
Photo: Groups of women and children have gathered to find out whether they are eligible to receive food. Oxfam staff have targeted the most vulnerable families i.e. widows, divorcées, and people looking after orphans. This is to ensure that food reaches those who need it most. The eligible families receive a card, which they take along to the food distribution the following day.
Photo: While Australians face enormous challenges from climate change, put yourself in the shoes of those living on coral islands and atolls spread across the Pacific Ocean. For Pacific Islanders, land is life. Climate change is threatening this. It threatens families and the viability of islander communities and culture. The Pacific Island states of Tuvalu and Kiribati, situated north-east of Australia, and about half-way to Hawaii, are low-lying island nations experiencing some of the earliest and worst impacts of climate change.  Climate change is happening. The scientific consensus is that human activity is warming the Earth. This is changing weather patterns, increasing the frequency and intensity of severe weather events such as droughts, floods and cyclones and causing sea level rise – all of which impact on the ability of people in Kiribati and Tuvalu to find shelter, food and water.  Pic: Rodney Dekker/OxfamAUS
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One year on from the creation of South Sudan
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