food security

food security

Marriam travels from Sabir Mount to the city centre to sell bread and earn an income. Most of the city’s bakeries have closed.  Her grandchildren are reliant on her income after their parents died. Photo: Abdulnasser Al-Sedek/Oxfam

Picking up the pieces

Since March 2015, more than three million Yemenis have fled their homes, displaced by ongoing conflict. Drawing on surveys conducted in Yemen, this paper sets out what they are facing and what governments, armed parties and agencies must do to help them get back on their feet and reduce the chance of an entrenched, long-lasting crisis.

A beneficiary  of an Oxfam food voucher system stands outside her home, Gaza.

Enliven hope over the holy month of Ramadan in Gaza

Two years on, the holy month of Ramadan still brings back memories of war for people living in Gaza. Mnwar, a mother of six, still remembers the terror she and her family lived through during the 2014 war, which began in the last weeks of Ramadan and lasted for almost two months.

A South Sudanese IDP in Wau town, Western Bahr El Ghazal State, South Sudan

For farmers facing hunger in South Sudan, food is the only currency

Decades-old tensions between local famers in Wau and pastoralists from neighboring areas ignited in late 2012, leaving thousands displaced. Many of those forced to flee are farmers who relied heavily on their land for income and from whom the people of Wau relied for food.

A 67 year old local fisherman stands by the Mekong river, Loas.

Community resilience in South East Asia

Oxfam is working with local partners in Cambodia and Laos to help communities become more resilient to the challenges they face. From climate change to land rights, we are ensuring that people have the knowledge and skills they need to be able to confront any problem.

Nyawol Piu collects water from an Oxfam water tank in Jonglei state.

Supporting survivors of conflict in South Sudan

A power crisis, which began in December 2013, has become a nation-wide conflict, killing thousands of people and displaced millions more in South Sudan. Oxfam is responding to immediate humanitarian needs as well as long term recovery.

A mother and her children stand in the camp where they now live,  Bani Hassan, Yemen

Yemen’s invisible food crisis

This briefing shares the experiences of some of the 250 people interviewed by Oxfam in Yemen in February 2016 and shows how a year of intense conflict has created one of the world’s biggest humanitarian emergencies and risks pushing millions into famine.

A mother gives her son a drink of water from an Oxfam tank in Ethiopia

El Niño in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is facing a massive drought and food insecurity crisis. The impact of failed rains and droughts have been worsened by the 2015 El Niño. Urgent humanitarian action and long-term investment is needed so that communities can become more resilient and reduce their vulnerability to weather events in the future.

El Niño: The case for urgent action

El Niño: The case for urgent action

Millions of poor and vulnerable people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of record global temperatures, droughts and erratic rains in 2014 and 2015, compounded by the development of possibly the most powerful El Niño on record.

A teacher dries books in the sun after Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

El Niño Key Messages

Long-term approaches to reduce food insecurity must be found, and climate change, which is super-charging the effects of El Niño, must be tackled at the UN climate conference in Paris and beyond.

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