A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
East Africa Food Crisis
East Africa is facing the worst food crisis of the 21st Century.
The UN announcement of famine in Somalia is both a wake-up call to the scale of this disaster, and a wake-up call to the solutions needed to limit death-from-hunger now and in the future.
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.
East Africa is facing the worst food crisis of the 21st Century. Across Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya, 12 million people are in dire need of food, clean water, and basic sanitation.
In a land known for sad stories, Oxfam's working to create one with a happy ending
Somalia has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world, with one in seven childr
Oxfam spokesperson Caroline Peace said:
World Development Report:
“Women do most of the world’s work but have a minority of the world’s jobs.