East Africa food crisis - Updates

12 July 2012
Tens of thousands of lives at risk with money for vital services set to run out in 2-3 months
A man is building latrine slabs in Dadaab. Photo: Jo Harrison/Oxfam
22 February 2012
Oxfam calls on governments meeting at the London Somalia Conference tomorrow to develop a coherent strategy towards the country that shifts away from the emphasis on short term security and anti-terror concerns towards a long term engagement that prioritizes the interests of ordinary Somalis.
Asha collects water supplied by Oxfam & SAACID, Lafole, Somalia. Photo: Oxfam
17 February 2012
New military escalation in Somalia risks harming civilians and undermining efforts to recover from famine, Oxfam said, as the AU military force (AMISOM) and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) launched a major new offensive in an area where 400,000 people are living in densely populated camps.
31 January 2012
Alejandro Chaskielberg traveled to Turkana, Kenya with Oxfam to take photographs using moonlight supplemented with artificial lighting, showing snapshots of everyday life. He met Peter Abwell, a former pastoralist who became a fisherman before starting his own business.
18 January 2012
Thousands of needless deaths occurred and millions of extra dollars were spent because the international community failed to take decisive action on early warnings of a hunger crisis in East Africa, according to a new report by the international aid agencies Oxfam and Save the Children.
Families collect their WFP monthly rations from Oxfam. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam
16 December 2011
European Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs Kristalina Georgieva endorsed today a Charter, launched by leading agencies, to make deadly food crises like the one gripping East Africa a thing of the past.
People waiting to receive aid items at IFO reception center at Dadaab. Photo: Jo
9 December 2011
Nairobi: African singers, TV personalities, activists and citizens have come together today to call on people across Africa to use social media this weekend in a day of action to end hunger in the continent.
Africans Act 4 Africa #lastfamine press event. Photo: Oxfam