Tagged: food crisis
The number of Ethiopians needing emergency assistance has jumped by 40 percent from 4.6 million to 6.4 million people since June, according to latest official figures from the United Nations and the Ethiopian government.
The World Bank and the IMF must cushion developing countries from the financial crisis that is threatening to hit them hard, while also tackling the challenges of food and fuel price increases, said international agency Oxfam today.
As world leaders meet in New York at a special Summit on poverty, aid agency Oxfam slammed the lack of urgency by the international community in tackling the ongoing food crisis now affecting close to one billion people.
Millions of Afghans face food shortages; mortality rates for women and children could rise – With Afghanistan’s bitter winter drawing nearer, international agency Oxfam warned today that time is running out to avert a humanitarian crisis, with funding urgently needed.
While acknowledging ongoing negotiations to resolve the political crisis in Zimbabwe, international aid agency Oxfam International is concerned about the continuing lack of attention to the deepening humanitarian crisis in the country.
Animal vaccinations and cereal banks help buffer communities from the trouble drought brings.
The G8 played down the effects of biofuels on food inflation 'like discussing the Titanic but not mentioning the iceberg.'
The rich world's response to the global food crisis has been inadequate and at times hypocritical. World leaders must set out a plan for a much more comprehensive response at the G8 in Japan this week.