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Beatrice* lives in Imvepi Refugee Settlement with her husband and young baby.  Photo: Kieran Doherty /Oxfam

Beatrice, 19, fled the war in South Sudan with her husband and young baby after her mother was raped and killed.  Today, she lives with her family in Imvepi Refugee Settlement, among other 95,000 people. She is just one of the one million South Sudanese refugees currently hosted in nearby Uganda.

Amina*, 55, a mother of 12, stands with her children outside their hut in the village of Toumour in north eastern Niger, on September 6, 2016. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Today, the world stands on the brink of unprecedented famines. 30 million people are experiencing alarming hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and north-east Nigeria. Check out our map to see where Africa's most acute food crises are.

After receiving the Bio digester plant from Oxfam, Christine narrates how life has completely changed. Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam

In Rwanda, 45% of people live in poverty and rely on small-scale farming. There is no gas or electricity so women and their children spend hours every day collecting water and firewood, which traps them in a cycle of poverty. We contributed to a biogas digester project that is changing many families' lives and contributes to reduce inequality for women. Find out how.

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Osman village in Amran governorate,  A ‘Lord of the Rings’ village where 200 families are fighting hunger. Credit: Mohammed Farah Adam/Oxfam

People in the remote Yemeni village of Othman eke out life in stricken conditions. Read this moving account an Oxfam cash assistance project there to buttress their battle against starvation.

Campaign win: Voith-Hydro quits Agua Zarca dam project

Following months of public pressure, Voith-Hydro is the latest company to quit the controversial Agua Zarca dam project in Honduras. So how did Oxfam supporters help make this happen?