Tagged: East Africa Food Crisis

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Oxfam Humanitarian Press Officer Anna Ridout reports on the ongoing East Africa food crisis from the Dadaab refugee complex, in northeastern Kenya. Oxfam is working in Dadaab, laying pipelines and trucking in clean water for residents of the refugee complex.

Emergency Article

Dadaab refugee camp is currently the world's largest refugee complex, hosting more than 400,000 people. Oxfam's cash-for-work initiatives offer the community an opportunity to earn an income as well as gain some dignity knowing they are helping to provide for their family.

Emergency Article
A young girl stands amid freshly made graves. Dadaab. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam

The UN announcement of famine in Somalia is both a wake-up call to the scale of this disaster, and a wake-up call to the solutions needed to limit death-from-hunger now and in the future. What is famine and how can we prevent it?

Press Release

Tens of thousands of Somali refugees fleeing the worsening food crisis and ongoing conflict in the Horn of Africa are being barred from a new aid camp that stands empty and unused while refugee families live in shocking conditions a few kilometers away.

Press Release
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.

Emergency Article
Mohamed and his mother, Fadumo. Photo: Oxfam

Launched with local Somali partner SAACID in September 2009, Oxfam's innovative community care program to address malnutrition in Mogadishu has reached 136,000 children. Here is the story of one of these children, Mohamed, who recovered from severe illness and malnutrition.

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