Tagged: hunger

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Children and animals draw water from wells.

Scarcity of water is making it almost impossible to grow food in Gao, Mali. The international community must act now to help the people facing a food crisis in West Africa.

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Fields overgrown with flor de muerto in Guatemala. Photo: James Rodriguez/Oxfam

In Baja Verapaz Oxfam and local partners are helping small farmers cope with a food crisis that could have been prevented.

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Habiba Warsame, a herder in Somaliland, says she can’t remember when things were so bad. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

November rains that were expected to ease the hunger crisis in East Africa have failed yet again in some of the worst hit areas. Millions of people face at least another six months of hunger and destitution.

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Members of an Ethiopian cereal bank supported by Oxfam show a sampling of the corn they have been able to save. Credit: Sara Livingston/Oxfam America

The UN could drastically reduce the 24,000 deaths occurring daily around the world from hunger-related causes, provided countries agree that it coordinates all the different initiatives to fight hunger.

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Oxfam has been working to help manage water supply. Simple techniques like stone water channels can drain water logged land and together with a better seed, can deliver four times the harvest families were getting previously. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Oxfam calls for a radical shake-up in the way the world deals with food crises in Ethiopia and beyond. The agency rounded on what it called a “knee-jerk reaction” to food crises which is dominated by sending food aid.

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Young girl transports food in Nigeria. Credit: Carlo Heathcote/Oxfam

Half the world’s food is lost as waste and a billion people – one in every six of the world’s poorest – cannot access enough of the other half and so go hungry every day. Our leaders have another chance to put that right.

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Wajir, Northern Kenya. Credit: Kevin Ouma/Oxfam

More than 23 million people are being pushed towards severe hunger and destitution across East Africa, international aid agency Oxfam warned today, as it launched an emergency appeal to raise $15 million.

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People collecting water from water kiosk. Saman Village, Wajir. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Kenya is facing a new urban timebomb, with millions of Nairobi residents suffering a daily struggle for food and water as the divide between rich and poor widens, international aid agency Oxfam warned in a new report today.

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A young child taking shelter in Kabul. Credit: Mohammed Salim/Oxfam

Too few ordinary Afghans are benefiting from international aid efforts in their country, with a third of the population at risk of hunger.

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