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Man-made famine in South Sudan reflects international failure

Emma Jane Drew, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Program Manager in South Sudan says: “This is a man-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse. In over 30 years working in the affected areas, Oxfam has never witnessed such dire need. Vulnerable people, out of reach of life-saving assistance due to the […]

Hunger stalks north-eastern Nigeria as millions of people face severe hunger

The ongoing conflict with Boko Haram in West Africa has pushed the number of people facing the threat of severe hunger to more than 6 million according to the latest assessments, say 15 humanitarian organisations. The warning comes as governments and donors meet to talk about the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin region […]

Equivalent of a quarter of Australia’s population at risk of famine in Yemen

The equivalent of more than a quarter of Australia’s population is on the brink of starvation in Yemen after a year of devastating conflict, Oxfam said today. The scarcity of food caused by the fighting compounded by a looming financial crisis, risks pushing millions into famine. Oxfam Australia Humanitarian Advocacy Lead Nicole Bieske said the […]

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