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.
Today’s proposal by the European Commission to cap support for biofuels made from food crops at 5% of the demand for energy in transport sends a welcome but long overdue message to markets
Joint NGO media reaction by Oxfam; Friends of the Earth Europe; World Economy, Ecology and Development (WEED); World Development Movement
In reaction to today’s EU Energy Ministers’ statement on their debate about Europe’s post 2020 renewable energy strategy, Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam’s EU office, said:
The Food and Agricultural Organisation's Food Price Index has today revealed that global food prices have remained at peak levels.
Climate change is making extreme weather much more likely. As the 2012 drought in the USA shows, extreme weather means extreme food prices.
Want to know be part of a better food future? Watch this, the second of three animations that journey through the broken food system and explore the ways that we can build a world where everyone has enough to eat, always.
Want to know be part of a better food future? Watch this, the first of three animations that journey through the broken food system and explore the ways that we can build a world where everyone has enough to eat, always.
More than 18 million people across West and Central Africa are facing a food crisis. This is a fact.
Millions of the world’s poorest people will face devastation from today’s rocketing food prices because the global food system is fatally flawed and policy-makers can’t find the courage to fix it. Developing countries are bracing themselves for the worst.