Tagged: food security

Press Release

The world can halve global hunger within five years says a new Oxfam report launched today. The launch of the report coincides with an announcement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization that the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped to 925 million in the past year.

Emergency Article

In the first year of our response, we have reached over 2.4 million people with humanitarian aid in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Azad Jammu Kashmir. Oxfam's response focused on clean water, sanitation kits and hygiene supplies, food and essential household items, shelter, and helping with the initial rescue work.

Press Release

Floods and heavy rains across Niger have destroyed crops less than two months before harvest, compounding the country's existing food crisis. Flooding has killed at least six people, left thousands homeless, ruined crops and forced hungry families to crisis point.

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.

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.

Press Release
Cattle die in the drought - district of Admitullu Jiddo Kombolcha in Ethiopia. The district used to be known for its livestock but the drought has killed many animals. Credit: Zeresenay Berhane Mehar

Small-scale farmers and pastoralists in Ethiopia are likely to bear the brunt of the negative impacts of climate change in the region, which will include increasing poverty, water scarcity, and food insecurity, according to a new Oxfam report.

Emergency Article
Food distribution in Jacmel, Haiti. Credit: Oxfam

10,000 food kits with local agricultural products have been distributed in many Haitian cities. Oxfam favors this approach in order to encourage local production, which is key to the revitalization of the economy.

Emergency Article
Amne, one of the “termitières”. Credit: Cristina Vazquez/Intermón Oxfam

In the village of Djaya in Chad, more than 20 women dig the earth at the village entrance. Everyone calls them the “termitières” because they are experts at finding the anthills that have the most seeds in the area.

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