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The response to global hunger is tragically inadequate

The “Global Report on Food Crises”, released today by the Food Security Information Network, says that more than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger and required urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018. This is a human-made crisis caused by conflict, climate change, and a broken global food system, says Oxfam France’s Executive Director Cécile Duflot.
Field Tree Village, Butaw Oil Palm Concession, Liberia. Photo: Anna Fawcus/Oxfam

Companies spoke. Did their suppliers listen?

Oxfam assessed seven global agribusinesses against foundational indicators of its original Behind the Brands campaign scorecard to measure the strength of companies’ sustainability policies. This report introduces the “agribusiness scorecard” and presents the results.

Building climate change resilience in Niger to keep hunger away

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent, but it is the world’s most vulnerable people who are hit the hardest. In the south of Niger, Oxfam works on sustainable income generating activities to make the population more resilient to climate change and food insecurity.
Through a local energy plan, Mai Thi Chau is helping her commune in Vietnam’s Ca Mau province switch to renewable energy systems and biogas cooking, to save time and money. Photo: Tessa Bunney/Oxfam

Powering the transition: World Bank and other IFI energy lending in Asia

This paper examines current and planned IFI energy sector support in Asian climate-vulnerable countries. It shows how this is not yet fit for purpose, and recommends how IFIs can intervene at this critical juncture to give governments the confidence to accelerate the transition to renewable energy for all.

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