In a new report, 'Learning the Lessons', international agency Oxfam says that the aid community needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with food crises in the region and help communities to better prepare for recurring emergencies.
In early January 2012, Oxfam launched an emergency response to the 2011-2012 food crisis in order to support some of the most vulnerable people in the region. Fighting has limited humanitarian activity in northern Mali, but working with partners we continue to support communities in the north.
With abnormally high food prices and slowing efforts to tackle global hunger, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) must now energize governments to begin fixing the broken global food system, at its annual meeting in Rome from Oct 15 – 20.
The hunger crisis in Yemen, which affects almost one out of every two Yemeni citizens, and is putting nearly one million children at risk of severe malnutrition, must be addressed immediately.
Senegalese singer Baaba Maal today launched a personal appeal to raise $5,000 for communities facing a food crisis in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.
Malian musician Afel Bocoum who worked with Damon Albarn on Mali Music Unplugged describes the food crisis affecting his country and the wider Sahel region of West Africa.
Tens of thousands of people will be left without aid in Yemen’s hunger crisis unless more money is urgently given to the aid effort, Oxfam and Islamic Relief warned today. Nearly a quarter of the population are in need of emergency aid to survive because they do not have enough food to eat.