Tagged: food crisis

Press Release
Salama and her daughter Eaman, Yemen. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

The hunger crisis in Yemen, which affects almost one out of every two Yemeni citizens, and is putting nearly one million children at risk of severe malnutrition, must be addressed immediately.

Press Release
Zango Germain, 19, working in a field. Burkina Faso. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

International aid agency Oxfam and leading West African farmers network ROPPA today welcomed an initial forecast of an improved harvest in the Sahel region but warned governments and the UN that the food crisis is far from over.

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These photos, taken in Burkina Faso in June 2012, show the alarming situation in the Sahel region: More than 18 million people are in urgent
need of humanitarian aid. Oxfam hopes to reach 1.8 million people with aid.

Emergency
Young girl waits in line at Oxfam's cash distribution. Photo: Wolfgang Gressmann

Millions of people in Yemen are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition. Oxfam is providing water, sanitation, hygiene and cash grants to some of the worst affected.

Emergency Article
People building half-moon structures on bare soil.

Half moon shaped irrigation channels help preserve water when it next rains. And by building them, Nigerien families earn an income to get through the hungry months until then.

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In 2012 countries across the Sahel region are once again facing a serious food crisis. This ecologically fragile region is becoming increasingly vunerable to insufficient rainfall, and fluctuating animal and food prices that are affecting millions of pastoral and agro-pastoralists across this region of Africa.

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Theses photos, taken at the end of 2011 in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad, show the extent of the food crisis people are already facing. But by investing now in the ability of vulnerable populations to cope, the worst impacts of the Sahel food crisis can still be avoided.

Emergency
People wheeling jerrycans back to their house. Credit: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

Large parts of East Africa have been facing a major food crisis. Across the region Oxfam's humanitarian response has reached more than 2.8 million people.

Emergency Article
Credit: Irina Fuhrmann/Oxfam

According to a survey carried out by Oxfam, 55% of the families in the Abou Deia region, in Chad, have had to get into debt and close to 20% have been obliged to reduce their daily intake of food, because a food crisis caused by extreme weather.

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