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800% increase in UN appeal needs for extreme weather-related emergencies over last 20 years – new Oxfam research

Tags: Climate Change

The amount of money needed for UN humanitarian appeals involving extreme weather events like floods or drought is now eight times higher than 20 years ago – and donors are…

Six-fold increase in people suffering famine-like conditions since pandemic began

Tags: Hunger

11 people are likely dying every minute from hunger, now outpacing COVID-19 fatalities, warns Oxfam A new Oxfam report today says that as many as 11 people are likely dying…

5 hotspots where COVID-19 is making people hungry

Tags: Hunger

Oxfam estimates that up to 12,000 people a day could die from hunger driven by the pandemic. That could mean more deaths from hunger than from the virus itself.

A woman with brown skin, brown eyes and dark hair is holding her young child and wearing a blue surgical mask and a red dress and headscarf.

12,000 people per day could die from COVID-19 linked hunger by end of year, potentially more than the disease, warns Oxfam

Tags: Emergency Response, Refugees and Internal Displacement

Eight of the biggest food and beverage companies pay out USD $18 billion to shareholders as new epicentres of hunger emerge across the globe As many as 12,000 people could…

Oxfam teams present in South Asia, ready to respond to powerful earthquake

Tags: Emergency Response

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi today, cutting power and communications in some areas and causing a steadily rising number of deaths, mainly in…