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E.g., 30.01.2023
E.g., 30.01.2023
We are living through an unprecedented moment of multiple crises. Tens of millions more people are facing hunger. Hundreds of millions more face impossible rises in the cost of basic goods or heating their homes. Climate breakdown is crippling economies and seeing droughts, cyclones and floods...
In Burkina Faso, Kadigueta Barry is internally displaced. She fled with her husband, leaving everything behind. She cuts firewood that she fetched from the forest. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
The world’s richest people emit huge and unsustainable amounts of carbon and, unlike ordinary people, 50% to 70% of their emissions result from their investments. New analysis of the investments of 125 of the world’s richest billionaires shows that on average they are emitting 3 million tonnes a...
Since the end of September, more than a hundred African civil society organizations have been traveling across 28 countries on the continent to Egypt to present their Joint Declaration calling for more climate justice, a few weeks before the COP 27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh. Together, the 28 participating...
Crédit  : Liga Nassandou/ Oxfam
In West Africa, and particularly the Sahel, countries that have contributed least to the climate crisis are among those in the world that are most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Millions of West Africans suffer the worst consequences of the climate crisis; in recent years, climate impacts...
: Idrissa Ouedraogo is a farmer in the North Central region of Burkina Faso. His millet, maize and bean crops have dried up due to the lack of rainfall, and his animals no longer have anything to graze on. Credit: Cissé Amadou/ Oxfam
We urgently need to rethink how the world feeds its people. Our unequal global food system is unsustainable for people and planet. In West Africa, we are currently facing the worst food crisis in a decade, with 27 million people going hungry. This number could rise to 38 million – an unprecedented...
Saleye Bourema shows off the corn she will use to prepare a meal for her and her five children.  Following attacks by armed groups, her family and herself fled and took refuge in another village. Crédit: Tagaza Djibo /Oxfam
West African countries are facing a worsening and continuous deterioration in food and nutrition security. There are currently 27,344,197 people (an increase of more than 3 million) who need assistance to survive. This figure is a new historical milestone. Never in the last fifteen years have so...
Madam Adjoa Vida, Cocoa Farmer in Ghana
Oxfam has been in Ghana for over 3 decades and over this period, we have built trusted relationships, piloted innovative programmes that have been taken to scale and together with our partners made concrete changes to legislations, policies and budgets to contribute to a fairer Ghana. Through the...
Africa is facing a crisis of extreme inequality which is undermining growth, preventing poverty eradication and contributing to insecurity. The six richest African billionaires are now wealthier than the poorest 50% of Africans combined. This briefing paper shows that COVID-19 has deepened this...
Oxfam in West Africa launched its Climate Justice Strategy in 2020, to help strengthen the resilience of states and communities against climate change and move towards low carbon economies. This strategy is articulated around three objectives that focus our work on addressing the rights of women,...
Tantanon*cooking in the commune of Tori, neighborhood of Aklome in the south of Benin. Credit : Alokpa Kodjovi / Oxfam
While West African governments’ indifference towards inequality would be a tragedy at any time, it is more so during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is worsening inequality. In 2021, when COVID-19 infections are rising in West Africa, the critical support health and socioeconomic programmes put in...
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