Drought / Food Crisis

Drought / Food Crisis

Ding, South Sudan. Ding came with other people on a five day journey looking for food. Image credit: Bruno Bierrenbach Feder/Oxfam

For the first time in more than a decade, the United Nations reported a sharp increase in hunger around the world. Oxfam is hard at work helping those in need in the countries affected by famine. 

Nimo is carrying a jug with medicine against diarrhea. She has lost most of her livestock and has been suffering from diarrhea for weeks.

“This drought is leaving nothing behind. In previous droughts, we used to lose some animals, but we would always have food and water. But this is different. It is ‘sweeping away’ animals and people.”

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Volunteers in PEI recently helped to raise money for Oxfam's East Africa Food Crisis Fund.
 

Susan Tomovcik has convinced her community to dig deep. Deep enough to build a well or two. She has been raising funds to help people in East Africa  suffering from drought and famine.

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For the families, the Ifo II refugee camp near Dadaab in northern Kenya offers security and stability after weeks of hunger, thirst, risk and trauma.

In a climate-changed world, East Africans are now suffering droughts every year or two, allowing no time to rebound from disaster – leaving them much more vulnerable to the next.

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