Some 13 million people are at severe risk from a food crisis which is set to escalate into a full scale humanitarian emergency in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa if urgent action is not taken.
In 2010, vast humanitarian crises from Haiti to Pakistan almost overwhelmed the international system’s ability to respond.
Oxfam is extremely concerned about the humanitarian impact of any foreign military intervention in Somalia – no matter who it involves – as it is taking place at a time when humanitarian needs are
In response to the FSNAU announcement that areas of Somalia have shown some improvement, Oxfam's Country Director for Somalia, Senait Gebregziabher, 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.