Parts of Somalia Hit by Severe, Climate-Fueled Drought

A young brown-skinned girl wearing a long, dark green skirt and a brown head scarf pushes a red wheelbarrow with a couple of yellow jerry cans across the desert. The landscape is dry and rocky, and the sky is cloudless and pale blue. In the left background of the image, there is a cluster of four small buildings.

A girl pushes her wheelbarrow to head to the water point in the Somali village of Eilmidgan, where Oxfam built a water desalination plant to collect water. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam Nearly 90 per cent of the country faces severe water shortages leaving 3.5 million people in extreme hunger after driest season in 40 years. Nearly…

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Inequality Kills

To our left is a picture of luxury super yachts parked in a marina of turquoise water against orange and yellow old buildings and hills of with trees and mansions. To our right is a portrait of a woman looking straight holding her sleeping baby against a desolate, desert background.

Inequality contributes to the death of at least one person every four seconds. Ahead of the Davos Agenda — the World Economic Forum’s virtual State of the World sessions — Oxfam released our annual inequality report, Inequality Kills. It found that inequality is contributing to the death of at least 21,000 people each day, or…

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Omicron, the Variant We All Saw Coming

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A new heavily mutated COVID-19 variant, Omicron, is causing global alarm − triggering travel bans and putting scientists on alert. This latest variant is now radically different from the original strand that was discovered in China, raising questions about whether vaccines will be as effective. It was entirely predictable that mutations would arise in Africa,…

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Conflict, Climate Change and COVID-19 Drive Extreme Hunger

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.

Climate Change, Conflict and War, Hunger Conflict, Climate Change and COVID-19 Drive Extreme Hunger by Oxfam Canada | July 16, 2021 Replace this with image credit information Islam Mardini/Oxfam Aisha Ahmad, 35, from Yemen, feeds her children boiled potatoes. It’s a typical meal in her household when they cannot afford anything else. The effects of…

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