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.
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.
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.
Europe’s 20 biggest banks are registering over a quarter of their profits in tax havens – well out of proportion to the level of real economic activity that occurs there, according to a new report by Oxfam and the Fair Finance Guide International today.
Fighters in the Yemen war and their international backers are wilfully pushing the country to the brink of famine, Oxfam warned today - ahead of the two-year anniversary of the escalation of the war.
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.
What is GROW?
Almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn't enough, but because of the deep injustice in the way the system works.
Besides, wild weather and unpredictable seasons are changing what farmers can grow and is making people hungry. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon, climate change will affect what all of us can eat. For nearly a billion people in poverty, more extreme weather and more disasters mean more hunger.
Another future is possible, and we can build it together. Over the coming years, decisive action around the world could enable hundreds of millions more people to feed their families and prevent catastrophic climate change from destroying their (and our) futures.
Climate change. Poverty. Hunger. It’s all the same fight.