What makes people more vulnerable to disasters? The same factors we see in the poorest countries affect people in the US.
In the wake of the largest oil spill in US history, Oxfam America has invested in long-term solutions for fragile environments and vulnerable populations.
Think US food banks only serve the homeless and unemployed? Think again.
In the Gulf Coast, the oil remains, and puts a way of life at risk.
Gulf Coast communities deal with the spill's impact on livelihoods and worry about the recovery process.
In a city already battling poverty and a legacy of severe hurricanes, the BP oil spill could bring a different kind of disaster.