Beatrice, 19, fled the war in South Sudan with her husband and young baby after her mother was raped and killed. Today, she lives with her family in Imvepi Refugee Settlement, among other 95,000 people. She is just one of the one million South Sudanese refugees currently hosted in nearby Uganda.
Today, the world stands on the brink of unprecedented famines. 30 million people are experiencing alarming hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and north-east Nigeria. Check out our map to see where Africa's most acute food crises are.
In Rwanda, 45% of people live in poverty and rely on small-scale farming. There is no gas or electricity so women and their children spend hours every day collecting water and firewood, which traps them in a cycle of poverty. We contributed to a biogas digester project that is changing many families' lives and contributes to reduce inequality for women. Find out how.
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.
Yemenis, already on the tipping point after more than two years of war, are now being forced to choose between treating cholera and putting food on the table, said Oxfam in a new report.
Oxfam is providing clean water and hygiene kits to survivors of yesterday’s mudslide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
People in the remote Yemeni village of Othman eke out life in stricken conditions. Read this moving account an Oxfam cash assistance project there to buttress their battle against starvation.
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.