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EU ministers’ biofuel proposal will continue to burn food for fuel

European energy ministers meeting in Brussels today agreed European drivers should be obliged to burn massive quantities of food crops in their fuel tanks until 2030. Anti-poverty organisation Oxfam and green group Transport & Environment (T&E) deplored this policy that would only benefit the biofuels industry and contribute to hunger and environmental damage.

Oxfam in Niger is distributing food packages to vulnerable conflict affected communities to the east of Diffa town, in the Diffa region of Niger.

Red gold and fishing in the Lake Chad Basin

As part of its emergency response in Diffa, Oxfam in Niger undertook a modified Emergency Market Mapping Analysis in November 2016. The broad aim was to understand the effect of the Boko Haram conflict and the military operations to counter them on the critical livelihood activities of conflict-affected people.

Jenipher Nkotima, 24, used to be able to grow enough maize to feed her family but that the recent drought, exacerbated by climate change, means there hasn’t been enough food to go round. Photo: Eldson Chagara/Oxfam

The longest lean season

Although the El Niño weather event has ended, the humanitarian needs resulting from the drought in Southern Africa remain huge, and are still deepening.

Central African Republic cannot face another year abandoned

Ahead of an international donor meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Oxfam warns that the people of Central African Republic cannot face another year of the present dire situation which has left half of the 4.8 million population in need of humanitarian assistance. 

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. 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.


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