West Africa

West Africa

Hand-Washing, to prevent Ebola in Sierra Leone. Photo: Will Wintercross/Oxfam

Turning the Tide on Ebola

This briefing makes the case that public health campaigns involving community engagement and social mobilization are key aspects of reducing transmission rates, and require appropriate prioritization in the international response.

Underfunding aid organizations risks lives in Niger

The current food crisis in Niger is likely to escalate into a full-scale humanitarian emergency if urgent action is not taken, international agency Oxfam warned today. Already, 1.9 million people are at severe risk, and by April, this number could rise to 3.5 million people if help doesn’t come now, according to the National Early Warning System.

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