Tagged: food crisis

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These photos give you insight in Oxfam's humanitarian response to the conflict in South Sudan, and a glimpse of what like is like for the people fleeing the violence.

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African farmer. Photo: Oxfam

In 2003, African leaders pledged to invest more in agriculture - eight of them did, but 46 have not kept their promises. 2014 is the African Union Year of Agriculture, so let’s come together and tell them to act.

Press Release
Mingkaman IDP camp, South Sudan. Photo: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/Oxfam

The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. The international community needs to step up efforts to help stop the conflict and saves lives with a massive injection of emergency aid.

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International donors must help Mali to rebuild its ability to govern itself and stop its slide into economic ruin if it is to “win the peace” following the French-led military intervention, says Oxfam.

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Map of projected food insecurity in Mali (Harmonised Framework, June 2013)

Northern Mali will descend to emergency levels of food insecurity in less than two months if the security situation and humanitarian access to vulnerable communities do not improve.

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Harne Waddaye, aged 60, Louga village, Chad. Photo: Oxfam

In a new report, 'Learning the Lessons', international agency Oxfam says that the aid community needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with food crises in the region and help communities to better prepare for recurring emergencies.

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Hygiene training for kids at Mentao refugee camp, Burkina Faso. Photo: Oxfam

In areas of northern Mali the price of food and fuel is rocketing as supplies start to dry up after looting following recent military operations, and with traders who have fled the area failing to return amid growing numbers of reports of reprisal attacks.

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