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A climate in crisis

There is growing scientific analysis suggesting that the impacts of current and recent droughts in East Africa are likely to have been aggravated by climate change. Without global efforts to reduce emissions and to help the world’s poorest people cope with the effects of climate change, this crisis will continue to repeat itself.

Drought in East Africa: “If the rains do not come, none of us will survive”

For many people in East Africa, the current drought is the worst in living memory. Nomadic pastoralists are among the hardest hit. Their livestock is completely wiped out, meaning they have no means to feed themselves. In eastern Somaliland, Oxfam witnessed entire communities on the move, desperately searching for water and pasture.

Dead sheep and goats, which died because of the continous drought situation in Somaliland. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam

How climate change is helping fuel a massive hunger crisis in East Africa

Climate change is not a distant, future threat. Right now, it is helping fuel a massive crisis in the Horn of Africa region. Nearly 11 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya face terrifying food shortages, due to a catastrophic drought that has killed off crops and cattle. Urgent action is needed now.

Une femme prépare du thé dans un camp pour déplacés au Yémen. Avec le pain, c'est à présent tout ce qui constitue le régime alimentaire pour des millions de Yéménites. Photo: Hind Aleryani/Oxfam

Yemen on the brink: conflict is pushing millions towards famine

Two years of brutal conflict in Yemen have led to what the UN describes as the worst humanitarian situation on the globe. 60 percent of the population - 17 million people - are suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition, with nearly 7 million people facing starvation. They need your help.

George (prénom modifié) sur les genoux de sa mère pendant que le personnel sanitaire évalue son état nutritionnel, au Soudan du Sud.

Famine in South Sudan: communities at breaking point

In South Sudan, nearly 5 million people - 40 percent of the population - are facing extreme hunger. "We are seeing communities now at the breaking point". Read more about the situation and support our humanitarian response.

Maimuna, 31, fled the village of Muntina, Nigeria, when Boko Haram destroyed everything eleven months ago. She now lives in Maiduguri, with her children. Photo: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam

Millions of people are facing starvation across East Africa, Yemen and north-east Nigeria. Oxfam is on the ground in each of these regions, providing food, clean water and sanitation to families who are in desperate need of assistance. We urgently need to scale up our response to save more lives. You can help.

Amina*, 55, a mother of 12, stands with her children outside their hut in the village of Toumour in north eastern Niger, on September 6, 2016. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Hungry in a world of plenty: millions on the brink of famine

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.

Oxfam warns of hunger in Haiti 3 months after Hurricane Matthew

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through the country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors and aid agencies do not step up efforts to help them. Oxfam is calling for aid promises, and the full funding of the UN appeal, to be met.

Noaga Ouèda, a 52-year-old farmer, lives with his 8 children and another 17 relatives in the community of Kario, Burkina Faso.

Climate change in Burkina Faso: fighting through hell and high water

In Burkina Faso, 80% of the population lives on agriculture and livestock. In one of the poorest countries in the world, the effects of climate change cause even more hunger and threaten the subsistence of the inhabitants. We work so that more than 31,000 families can have access to food, drinking water, and preventative information. Meet some of them.

 

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