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What's Causing the Hunger Crisis in East Africa?

Tags: Climate Change, Conflict and War, Hunger

Oxfam is responding in four countries and urging more international assistance to help people facing severe hunger due to climate change, conflict, and economic shocks.

Five women and a young girl wearing colourful headscarves and long skirts stand by red wheelbarrows with yellow jerrycans waiting to collect water.

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…

The Greatest Challenge to Humanitarian Work: Funding

Tags: Climate Change, Conflict and War, Emergency Response, Hunger, Refugees and Internal Displacement

Humanitarian needs are at an all-time high worldwide, but woeful underfunding hinders humanitarian action.

A group of dark-skinned women wearing head scarves and long dresses gather around an outdoor water distribution point. A female humanitarian worker wearing a grey vest with a green Oxfam logo fills jerry cans with water.

Two-weeks of food billionaires’ wealth enough to fully fund East Africa hunger crisis response

Tags: Hunger

Food inflation in some East African countries outstrips global average leaving millions hungry Food inflation in East African countries where tens of millions of people are caught in an alarming…

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…

One person dying from hunger every 48 seconds in drought-ravaged East Africa as world fails warnings

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger

One person is likely dying of hunger every 48 seconds in drought-ravaged Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, according to estimates by Oxfam and Save the Children in a report published today…

4 Links Between the War in Ukraine and the Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis

Tags: Climate Change, Conflict and War, Emergency Response, Hunger

The economic impacts of the war in Ukraine – including unprecedented food and energy price inflation – are being felt by the most vulnerable in our deeply unequal world.

People are walking on a paved road, and two cars are parked in the distance. None of the people are facing the camera. Most of them seem to be women and children, wearing winter clothing and carrying bags. The main focus of the photograph is three people featured in the front centre, not facing the camera. A woman in blue jeans and a blue jean jacket carries a brown purse and two big reusable supermarket bags. Two boys wearing navy blue winter coats and winter boots are to her right. The shortest one holds both the woman’s hands and the taller boy’s hands.

Will global donors rise to the occasion and prevent starvation and death for millions in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya?

Tags: Conflict and War, Hunger

As donors convene in Geneva, over 50 NGOs and NGO networks call for an urgent and substantial step-up in funding and leadership to respond to the humanitarian catastrophe facing millions…

Oxfam reaction to the IPCC’s Working Group III report on climate change mitigation

Tags: Climate Change

Responding to the publication today of the IPCC’s Working Group III report on climate change mitigation, Oxfam’s Climate Policy Lead Nafkote Dabi said: “This IPCC report pulls no punches. The…

As many as 28 million people across East Africa at risk of extreme hunger if rains fail again

Tags: Climate Change, Conflict and War, Hunger

Global food and commodity prices spiking in reaction to Ukraine crisis set to worsen hunger for 21 million people already today in severe food insecurity As many as 28 million…

A hunger crisis for informal workers

Tags: Hunger

For workers in Kenya who rely on daily wages to survive, the pandemic lockdown and unemployment translate into little food for their families.

Oxfam worker with woman in red, hand on face.

Climate-fuelled La Niña in East Africa will drive millions into hunger: Oxfam

Tags: Climate Change, Hunger

Over 50 million people are in need of immediate food assistance in the Horn East and Central Africa, with numbers expected to rise significantly as the region braces for harsh, climate fuelled…

New swarms of locusts threaten to increase hunger in East Africa reeling from floods and COVID-19: Oxfam

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger

Flooding and COVID-19 restrictions create perfect conditions for locusts to multiply Oxfam warned today that millions of people in East and Central Africa, already suffering due to flooding and the…

Cancel the debt so doctors and nurses can keep saving lives

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response

This open letter is a call for urgent action from doctors and nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A health care worker in a protective mask and hair cover and scrubs and gown looks at the camera.

Locusts swarm into northern Uganda as Oxfam looks toward a $5m humanitarian response across region

Tags: Climate Change, Emergency Response

Locust infestations have just hit two new districts in northern Uganda as they continue to plague Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, and threaten Sudan and South Sudan. There are also reports…

International complacency puts lives at risk as drought hits Horn of Africa: Oxfam

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger, Natural Disasters, Water

More than 15 million people are in need of aid as drought hits parts of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia again.  Yet lessons from the devastating droughts of 2011 and 2017…

Drought in East Africa: “If the rains do not come, none of us will survive”

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

A large double-decker truck is quickly making its way towards Garadag from Fadigaab, in the south of Somaliland. It is carrying nine families and what is left of their herds:…


Emergency Food Crisis

Tags: Emergency Response, Hunger

This fund will support Canadian and international organizations currently hard at work helping those in need in the affected countries and neighbouring regions. Understand how this fund works. This is…


Tabitha – a domestic worker in Kenya – knows what it will take to build a more human economy

Tabitha Muwikali, a domestic worker in Nairobi, Kenya has big ideas about how the government can improve the lives of domestic workers—through regulating wages.  “One way the government can improve…