One in four people in South Africa do not have enough to eat, and half the population is at risk of hunger, despite the country producing more than enough food.
South Africa is considered a ‘food-secure’ nation, producing enough calories to adequately feed every one of its 53 million people. However, the reality is that one in four people currently suffers hunger on a regular basis.
2.9 million Somalis are in humanitarian crisis. Agencies are asking for urgent action to save lives and avoid a relapse to the catastrophe of 2011.
In response to the Mali Presidential election Oxfam's Country Director of Mali Mohamed Coulibaly said:
How can low carbon development be pursued without making inequality and food insecurity worse?
In early January 2012, Oxfam launched an emergency response to the 2011-2012 food crisis in order to support some of the most vulnerable people in the region.
A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country over the coming months, risking a prolonged humanitarian crisis well into next year.
The hunger crisis in Yemen, which affects almost one out of every two Yemeni citizens, and is putting nearly one million children at risk of severe malnutrition, must be addressed immediately.
Women played a key role in Yemen's 2011 popular uprising, but almost a year on they are still waiting for change.
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.