food security

food security

Jenipher Nkotima, 24, used to be able to grow enough maize to feed her family but that the recent drought, exacerbated by climate change, means there hasn’t been enough food to go round. Photo: Eldson Chagara/Oxfam

The longest lean season

Although the El Niño weather event has ended, the humanitarian needs resulting from the drought in Southern Africa remain huge, and are still deepening.

Central African Republic cannot face another year abandoned

Ahead of an international donor meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Oxfam warns that the people of Central African Republic cannot face another year of the present dire situation which has left half of the 4.8 million population in need of humanitarian assistance. 

Marriam travels from Sabir Mount to the city centre to sell bread and earn an income. Most of the city’s bakeries have closed.  Her grandchildren are reliant on her income after their parents died. Photo: Abdulnasser Al-Sedek/Oxfam

Picking up the pieces

Since March 2015, more than three million Yemenis have fled their homes, displaced by ongoing conflict. This paper sets out what they are facing and what governments, armed parties and agencies must do to help them get back on their feet and reduce the chance of an entrenched, long-lasting crisis.

A beneficiary  of an Oxfam food voucher system stands outside her home, Gaza.

Enliven hope over the holy month of Ramadan in Gaza

Two years on, the holy month of Ramadan still brings back memories of war for people living in Gaza. Mnwar, a mother of six, still remembers the terror she and her family lived through during the 2014 war, which began in the last weeks of Ramadan and lasted for almost two months.

A South Sudanese IDP in Wau town, Western Bahr El Ghazal State, South Sudan

For farmers facing hunger in South Sudan, food is the only currency

Decades-old tensions between local famers in Wau and pastoralists from neighboring areas ignited in late 2012, leaving thousands displaced. Many of those forced to flee are farmers who relied heavily on their land for income and from whom the people of Wau relied for food.

A 67 year old local fisherman stands by the Mekong river, Loas.

Community resilience in South East Asia

Oxfam is working with local partners in Cambodia and Laos to help communities become more resilient to the challenges they face. From climate change to land rights, we are ensuring that people have the knowledge and skills they need to be able to confront any problem.

Nyawol Piu collects water from an Oxfam water tank in Jonglei state.

Supporting survivors of conflict in South Sudan

A power crisis, which began in December 2013, has become a nation-wide conflict, killing thousands of people and displaced millions more in South Sudan. Oxfam is responding to immediate humanitarian needs as well as long term recovery.

A mother and her children stand in the camp where they now live,  Bani Hassan, Yemen

Yemen’s invisible food crisis

This briefing shares the experiences of some of the 250 people interviewed by Oxfam in Yemen in February 2016 and shows how a year of intense conflict has created one of the world’s biggest humanitarian emergencies and risks pushing millions into famine.

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