Nearly 90% of the country faces severe water shortages leaving 3.5 million people in extreme hunger Nearly 90% of Somalia is now in a severe drought, following three consecutive failed rain seasons. Some areas are facing their driest season in 40 years and nearly 3.5 million people are already acutely food insecure. Millions more are […]
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 of the swarms now in Tanzania. “Everyone is in panic and trying to make noise to drive the locusts away,” said Oxfam’s Ethiopia Country Director […]
Responding to reports that Australia has once again fallen in the global aid rankings released annually by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Dr Helen Szoke said: “The Australian Government’s funding cuts have seen aid fall to its lowest levels in our country’s history in relation to our economy. […]
The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines in 2017 due to a catastrophic failure by the global community to uphold its obligations to the most vulnerable of people. Oxfam calls on donors to take immediate action to help up to 20 million people now at risk of starvation. Famine was declared […]
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 […]
More than 15 million people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are facing serious food and water shortages in a crisis which could have catastrophic consequences in coming months if left unaddressed, Oxfam has warned. The three countries, located near the eastern most tip of the African continent known as the Horn of Africa, have been […]
The impending closure of the last bank accounts used to transfer money from Australia to thousands of vulnerable families in Somalia is part of a global trend that could push millions of people deeper into poverty, a new report released by Oxfam says.