International aid agency Oxfam is airlifting 47 tonnes of vital water supply and hygiene materials to Somalia’s capital Mogadishu as the aid community scales up its effort to bring relief to the drought-stricken country.
African governments must provide at least US$50 million in emergency funds for the worsening food crisis in the Horn of Africa, says a new report by the “Africans Act 4 Africa” campaign, signed by 12 Pan African networks.
International aid agency Oxfam says governments and donors must act with greater urgency in the face of a deteriorating crisis and rising needs in East Africa.
In just over four weeks, more than 2000 people will gather in Sydney to take part in the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km endurance challenge to raise money for Oxfam’s work to fight poverty around the world.
International aid agency Oxfam will provide daily updates from the field on the unfolding crisis in East Africa via podcasts. These can be downloaded for use by media outlets, including websites.
Everyone in Pakistan agrees that better preparation for disasters is a good idea. But making it happen is another matter. It needs money. It needs experts. It needs time between disasters for a country to recover and then plan ahead for the next situation.
International aid agency Oxfam warned today that one year on from the worst flooding in its history, Pakistan is still not prepared for this year’s monsoon floods and other natural disasters.
The UN announcing famine in parts of Somalia, the first in the region in the 21st century, must be an urgent wake up call to the rest of the world for greater action in East Africa, international aid agency Oxfam said today.
Several rich governments are guilty of wilful neglect as the aid effort to avert catastrophe in East Africa limps along due to an US$800 million (AUD$745m) shortfall, Oxfam said today.
International aid agency Oxfam has launched an appeal in Australia in response to a massive food crisis facing more than 12 million people across drought-stricken Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.