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Amina*, 55, a mother of 12, stands with her children outside their hut in the village of Toumour in north eastern Niger, on September 6, 2016. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. 20 million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria. Check out our map to see where Africa's most acute food crises are.

Aisha is an IDP from Haradh, living with her family in Borman village in Abs district – Hajjah.

In Yemen, everyday life goes from bad to worse. The conflict that escalated in March 2015 has left nearly 19 million people - 70 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian aid - the greatest number in any country in the world. The economy has been shattered, pushing the basics beyond the reach of many.

A child at a tap stand in Hassansham camp, Iraq. Credit: Tegid Cartwright/Oxfam

In rich countries, clean water is so plentiful and easily available that we simply take it for granted. Yet around the world, diseases from unsafe water kill more people each year than any other cause. Find out more about these inequalities and what you can do about it.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

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Boys of Khamer, Yemen. Credit: Sylvia Ghaly, August 2016.

There was a time when hearing airplanes flying used to put a smile on my face. It was a reminder of the good memories from a holiday that had just ended or of the plans I was making for my next trip. Sooner or later that time will come, but unfortunately the more peace is delayed the more innocent people pay the price.

Nemah Ahmed, 42, has been displaced with her husband and five children to Bir Alhasee village in Abs district because of the war. Photo: Oxfam

With the international media focused on the war in Syria, the Yemeni crisis is largely forgotten. The country is under total blockade and few journalists are allowed to enter. Let's keep pushing so that Yemen doesn’t become a forgotten crisis.