Early action must be taken to halt the widespread hunger, thirst and disease taking hold in Australia’s backyard and around the world due to a super-charged El Niño, Oxfam said today.
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Australia can broker a deal that will protect vulnerable countries, not hurt them, as world leaders gather in Paris for the UN climate change conference.
Oxfam welcomes today’s announcement of a $9 million Australian Government aid package to Pacific Nations threatened by El Niño caused droughts.
The funding is critical to reduce the risk of major humanitarian crises in the coming months as the affects of one of the most powerful El Nino events ever recorded are felt by millions of already vulnerable people throughout the region.
A report just released by the UN’s climate change body shows that current country pledges to reduce emissions will not be enough to avoid dangerous climate change, Oxfam said today.