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From East Africa to Japan, from Ivory Coast to Pakistan, the year 2011 has been marked by tragic disasters and crises, which seriously hit the most vulnerable people. Oxfam has responded to these crises, with both emergency and long-term programs, and launched a new global campaign, GROW.

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Kenya's Prime Minister will be the first world leader to sign a ground-breaking Charter that would make deadly food crises like the one gripping East Africa a thing of the past.

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Oxfam's Alun McDonald reports from Kenya on the growing needs in East Africa, as Oxfam calls on governments to turn all pledges into concrete commitments.

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Oxfam says governments and donors must act with greater urgency in the face of a deteriorating crisis and rising needs in East Africa. Donors must move beyond promises and immediately turn money pledged into action on the ground, as more than half a million people are at risk of starvation.

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A consortium of aid organizations today announced that Mary Robinson will travel this weekend to the drought stricken region of the Horn of Africa. The consortium – including Concern Worldwide, Trocaire and Oxfam – collectively reach in excess of a million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

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Oxfam's Alun McDonald reports on the desparate situation for thousands of people arriving across the border from Somalia to the Dadaab refugee camp, in Kenya, and explains the causes of the current food crisis.

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Pastoralist communities are now reliant on food aid, Kenya. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxf

Yet again, millions of Kenyans are staring hunger in the face as a result of a severe drought and increasing fuel and food prices. Oxfam is expanding our water and sanitation programs, distributing food, providing cash for work, and helping protect livestock.

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Pastoralist communities are now reliant on food aid, Kenya. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxf

While the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, unfortunately, “slow-onset” humanitarian crises, such as the worsening drought in the Horn in Africa, have not received the same attention.

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