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Etta Brahim Senussi and her family, struggle to cope.Chad. Photo:Andy Hall/Oxfa

Donors attending Monday’s pledging conference in Brussels must address a massive funding shortfall – over $900 million - on work needed to tackle the food crisis in the Sahel.

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Unemployment forces peoeple to cut wood from the Sundarbans. Photo: Oxfam

A massive cyclone which hit Bangladesh in May 2009 is still having a devastating effect on the lives of many people in the country three years after the event.

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Distribution of identity cards by Oxfam staff, Yemen March 2012. Photo: Wolfgang

Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today (23 May 2012) with 10 million people – 44 percent of the population – without enough food to eat.  The aid agencies warned that malnutrition rates recorded by the UN in some parts of the country were alarming, with one in three children severely malnourished.

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A family cooks a meager meal of “Garasa”, Jamam camp, Sudan. Photo:Alun McDonald

Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate already dire conditions in refugee camps, restrict travel and access, and heighten the risk of disease, a group of leading humanitarian agencies warned today.

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In the Sahel region of West Africa, families are facing a grim reality. A food crisis is now threatening more than 18 miillion people. Without help they won't get enough to eat.

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A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families – bringing the total to almost half a million people – into the Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sparked grave concerns among international and national NGOs in Pakistan. Oxfam is calling for financial support from the government and donor agencies to ensure the urgent needs of those displaced from their homes are met.

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A recent influx of 63,000 displaced families – bringing the total to almost half a million people – into the Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sparked grave concerns among international and national NGOs in Pakistan.

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International agency Oxfam today warned that sanctions imposed on Mali could have devastating consequences on 3.5m people already at risk of hunger, if humanitarian needs are not safeguarded.

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