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.
Family farming and small-scale agriculture play an important role in food production. However, limited access to resources such as land, water, seeds, and finance can be a barrier for these farmers to access markets under equitable conditions.
East African heads of state are meeting in the Tanzanian capital Dar Es Salaam on May 30-31 to discuss resolutions to the on-going conflict in Burundi.
Oxfam is concerned that the progress in fighting hunger is slowing down. We must not lose sight of the fact that in 2015 there are still 795 million people not getting enough to eat in a world of plenty. This is unjust and inexcusable.
Amid the devastation and din of war, every day people like Reuben and Nyalwak are quietly working to rebuild their lives, to break the cycle of conflict and build a better future for their children.
Cultivating on arid land
The first impression one gets from Mbatakapidu Village, Sub-dist
Skyrocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets are pushing people in South Sudan to breaking point as the political deadlock enters its 16th month and families face a second 'lean season' since fighting began.
Today the European Parliament’s Environment Committee approved a deal with EU governments to cap the amount of harmful biofuels used to meet renewable energy targets.
An estimated 90,000 people have fled to Nyriol County and its surrounds since conflict started in South Sudan.
The Household Economy Approach (HEA) adds value to the assessment of access to food and food security in emergency situations. However, the approach fails to identify the specific causes of vulnerability that are related to gender dynamics within households.