Tagged: East Africa Food Crisis

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In 2012, Oxfam continued to fight poverty and deep rooted injustice. 

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A woman keeps her balance in the flood waters. Somalia, Sept 2012 Photo: HARDO

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country over the coming months, risking a prolonged humanitarian crisis well into next year.

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One year since we announced our East Africa food crisis appeal, we bring you this incredible video capturing a Turkana community's delight as Oxfam builds them a borehole, bringing desperately needed fresh water to this village in Northern Kenya.

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Oxfam Ambassador and photographer Helena Christensen is back from Turkana, Northern Kenya -- one of the many regions in the Horn of Africa that have been affected by the severe drought that has put over 13 million people at risk.

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Through the generous help of our supporters, Oxfam has provided life-giving support to more than 2.8 million across drought-striken areas of Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia.

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From East Africa to Japan, from Ivory Coast to Pakistan, the year 2011 has been marked by tragic disasters and crises, which seriously hit the most vulnerable people. Oxfam has responded to these crises, with both emergency and long-term programs, and launched a new global campaign, GROW.

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