Mexico’s coastal towns may have been spared the worst when super storm Hurricane Patricia reduced rapidly in intensity on making landfall, but as the storm continues to make its way across the country, the threat of flooding and landslides remains, Oxfam said.
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The world is waiting to hear news of the destruction caused by Hurricane Patricia, with communication links down after the category five super storm pummelled Mexico’s south west coast today.
One of the strongest storms ever recorded, Hurricane Patricia, is about to hit the west coast of Mexico’s, south west coast packing wind gusts of more than 320km.
A New South Wales farmer, community leaders from Indigenous Australia and Kiribati, and Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke joined more than 20 Australians from all walks of life at Parliament House to meet with key decision-makers to urge substantially stronger action on climate change today.
The threat of flooding and landslides remains high as Typhoon Koppu moves across the northern Philippines.
Typhoon Koppu has struck the Philippines, making landfall in the north eastern province of Aurora, pummelling the coastal community of more than 200,000 people with wind gusts of 195km/h.
The Federal Opposition’s announcement that it will start to reverse damaging cuts to Australia’s aid program if elected is a welcome first step, but the scale of recent cuts means greater action would be required, Oxfam said.
The third Oxfam Trailwalker Perth came to an end this morning with the final walkers in the 100km fundraising challenge crossing the finish line at Lesmurdie.
Oxfam is saddened to advise that a person died in John Forrest National Park yesterday afternoon during the 100km Trailwalker Perth event from Darlington to Lesmurdie.
Oxfam Trailwalker Perth will get underway this morning, with more than 1,200 participants taking on the challenge to walk or run up to 100km in the Perth Hills. Considered one of Australia’s toughest endurance events, the event is hoping to raise $1.2 million for Oxfam to help people living in poverty around the world. About […]