Horn of Africa
African artists are calling on the African Heads of State to keep their promises and invest at least 10% of their national budget in agriculture.
African artists, including Oxfam Global Ambassador Baaba Maal, are calling on the African Heads of State to keep their promises made in 2003 Maputo to spend at least 10% of their national budget on agriculture.
EU Development Ministers, meeting today in Brussels, gave the green light to SHARE - a new European initiative to boost the prevention of hunger and famine in the Horn of Africa. <
More than 13 million people are still affected by the crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Coalition calls on leaders to stand up, provide aid to make Somalia the last famine
Kirsten Hagon, Oxfam’s Head of Office in New York said:
The UN announcing famine in parts of Somalia, the first in the region in the 21st century, must be an urgent wake up call to the rest of the world, Oxfam said.