Tagged: hunger

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No maple leaf can hide the shame of Canada’s summit of broken promises

As the G8 Summit comes to a close, international agency Oxfam criticized the leaders for their failure to deliver on their promises and for trying to divert attention by cobbling together a small initiative for maternal and child health.

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Farmer from Chad, Fadoul Acheul. Credit: Cristina Vazquez/Oxfam

Fadoul Acheul is a farmer and he is used to having to find ways of surviving though periods of drought. At the age of 53, and with 8 children, he has today sold the one asset he had left: his prized ram.

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A structural vulnerability, the lack of rain and crop failure is leaving the central area of Chad in a critical situation of food security. Resources are scarce and ever more pressing needs.

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Children and animals draw water from wells.

Scarcity of water is making it almost impossible to grow food in Gao, Mali. The international community must act now to help the people facing a food crisis in West Africa.

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Fields overgrown with flor de muerto in Guatemala. Photo: James Rodriguez/Oxfam

In Baja Verapaz Oxfam and local partners are helping small farmers cope with a food crisis that could have been prevented.

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Habiba Warsame, a herder in Somaliland, says she can’t remember when things were so bad. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

November rains that were expected to ease the hunger crisis in East Africa have failed yet again in some of the worst hit areas. Millions of people face at least another six months of hunger and destitution.

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Members of an Ethiopian cereal bank supported by Oxfam show a sampling of the corn they have been able to save. Credit: Sara Livingston/Oxfam America

The UN could drastically reduce the 24,000 deaths occurring daily around the world from hunger-related causes, provided countries agree that it coordinates all the different initiatives to fight hunger.

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Oxfam has been working to help manage water supply. Simple techniques like stone water channels can drain water logged land and together with a better seed, can deliver four times the harvest families were getting previously. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Oxfam calls for a radical shake-up in the way the world deals with food crises in Ethiopia and beyond. The agency rounded on what it called a “knee-jerk reaction” to food crises which is dominated by sending food aid.

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