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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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The living conditions in the camps in Afgooye are very bad. Families are sheltering in tiny huts, pieced together from plastic bags and sticks. Credit : Hassan Noor/Oxfam

A total failure of the international community to deal effectively with the Somalia crisis and help end the war is resulting in a spiral of human suffering and exodus to neighboring countries.

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A farmer in Nyariga. Credit Chris Young

International agency Oxfam and the Government of Ethiopia signed an agreement in partnership with Oxfam’s Liaison Office on the African Union in Addis Ababa. The agreement marks a new chapter in our relations with the AU.

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Coffee Ceremony in Werka, Yirgacheffe. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam invests in eco-friendly coffee processing, and helps farmers grow a world-class crop.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The first National Climate Change Conference was held today in an effort to bring about coordinated and urgent action from all sectors on mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Ethiopia.

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These women have left their village in the Afar region of Ethiopia, in search of food and water. Almost all the children here are either malnourished or severely malnourished. Credit: Nick Danziger/Oxfam

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.

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At a cereal bank launched by the Center for Development Initiatives, an Oxfam partner, members show a sampling of the corn they have been able to save. Credit: Sarah Livingston/Oxfam America

Animal vaccinations and cereal banks help buffer communities from the trouble drought brings.

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Coffee farmer Gemede Robe.

Aware of Starbucks’ status as a global brand interested in maintaining its socially responsible reputation, Oxfam used grassroots activism and strategic media to draw attention to the issue. Now, Ethiopian farmers coaxed a groundbreaking agreement out of Starbucks.

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Communities members in a meeting. Credit: Tomás Abella/ Oxfam

A newly formed Peace Committee helps end the violence that forced thousands of people from their homes in southern Ethiopia.

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