Tagged: hunger

Press Release

The World Food Program (WFP) in Niger, the country worst-hit by the West Africa food crisis, has been forced to make an "agonizing" decision to abandon plans to provide emergency food to families with children over the age of two because of a huge funding shortfall.

Emergency Article

As a result of severe drought, the 2009 harvest in Niger produced less than a quarter of the country's annual needs. Now half of all Nigeriens do not have enough food.

Press Release

Insufficient funding and delays in food delivery threaten the lives of hundreds of thousands in the Sahel belt of West Africa. There is little excuse for the lack of adequate funding and delays – the international community had been warned of the magnitude of the unfolding crisis for months.

Emergency Article
Animal hides. Credit

As a result of severe drought, the 2009 harvest in Niger produced less than a quarter of the country’s annual needs. Now half of all Nigeriens do not have enough food. Oxfam and our partners have implemented a destocking humanitarian program in the most vulnerable areas.

Press Release

Ten leading aid agencies today called for a 'surge' in the humanitarian effort to help 10 million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.

Press Release
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.

Emergency Article
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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