Country Archive

Filtering options

Filtered stories. Filter: Burkina Faso

Rich countries' aid to West Africa to cope with climate change is insufficient and dangerously worsening debt levels

Tags: Climate Change

Rich countries and multilateral donors have so far mobilized only 7 per cent of the estimated $198.88 billion that West African countries need by 2030 to cope with the climate…

Extreme hunger has more than doubled in 10 of the world’s worst climate hotspots over past six years

Tags: Climate Change, Hunger

Less than 18 days of fossil fuel companies’ profits would cover the entire UN humanitarian appeal for 2022 Ten of the world’s worst climate hotspots – those with the highest…

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…

West Africa faces its worst food crisis in 10 years, with over 27 million people already suffering from hunger

Tags: Hunger

An additional 11 million people could be pushed to hunger just over the next three months West Africa is hit by its worst food crisis in a decade, with 27…

Conflict, Climate Change and COVID-19 Drive Extreme Hunger

Tags: Climate Change, Conflict and War, Hunger

The effects of conflict, COVID-19 and climate change have intensified the global hunger crisis. Here are some of the world's hunger hotspots.

Woman in black hijab with her four children sitting in a circle around a metal pan that has pieces of potatoes divided amount each other. Woman is peeling the potatoes sitting in front of faded blue concrete wall and stone floor.

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…

The Hunger Virus: 'Abysmally low' funding for 55 million people facing extreme hunger in 7 worst-affected countries

Tags: Hunger

The threat of “COVID-19 famines” and widespread extreme hunger is setting off every alarm bell within the international community, but so far sluggish funding is hampering humanitarian agencies’ efforts to…

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.

A water engineer tries to work miracles in Burkina Faso in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis

Tags: Emergency Response, Water

Is it possible to practice good hygiene without clean water? Huguette Yago faces a challenge of titanic proportions in this COVID-19 pandemic—a lack of water. “Without water, there is no…