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.
Violence in Central African Republic has seen many large traders and herders targeted and chased from the country, raising fears of a market collapse that would exacerbate the current food crisis.
Ahead of the Sahel Appeal to be launched by the United Nations on the 3rd February 2014 in Rome, 11 humanitarian agencies warn that northern Mali is set to face another serious food crisis unless funds are rapidly mobilized.
If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly.
New estimates today from the Food and Agriculture Organization which show that the number of hungr
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, launched at the G8 summit in 2012, promised to reduce poverty for 50 million people over the next ten years by increasing private investmen
Since 1997 we have supported the National Association of Small Farmers to help and encourage women to become food producers. They learn environmentally-friendly farming techniques and participate in workshops on economic empowerment and gender-based violence.
Local food reserves can contribute to food security strategies and have the potential to empower communities.
Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the European Parliament in favor of emergency measures to save the ailing European Emissions Trading System (ETS) and boost the EU carbon price to help curb CO2 emiss