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E.g., 01.03.2021
E.g., 01.03.2021
Although Kadidiatou is a milk producer, she can't fulfill the needs of her children. Credit: Géry Barbot/Oxfam
On this World Food Day, we alert on the unprecedented food and nutritional challenges that continue to face West Africa at the end of the lean season.
516,000 personnes sont sinistrées suite aux inondations historiques au Niger
516,000 people affected by the historic floods in Niger.
African Women's Day: the solutions of 7 West African organizations to 7 realities lived by women in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis
To mark African Women's Day on July 31st, seven West African organizations highlight the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women in West Africa and their realities, their thoughts and their solutions around 7 priority themes identified, by and for women in the region.
In the Sahel, the donor conference is postponed while 24 million people, an unprecedented number, already need urgent humanitarian aid.
Victorine fled the violence, lost her husband and is the head of a large family. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
More than a million women and girls in Burkina Faso are facing increased sexual violence, hunger and water shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on top of the existing conflict, said Oxfam today.
COVID-19: 50 million people threatened by hunger in West Africa
Oxfam in West Africa, April 21, 2020. COVID-19: 50 million people threatened by hunger in West Africa.
Women are busy finding water at the Pissila IDP site in Burkina Faso's Sanmatenga province. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui / Oxfam
February 20, 2020 – Following the recent launch of the new Humanitarian Response Plan in Burkina Faso, Oxfam is calling for the urgent mobilization of funds to respond to the pressing water, sanitation and hygiene needs of more than 1.9 million people.
The 22 richest men in the world have more wealth than all the women in Africa
Oxfam in West Africa, Jan. 20, 2020. The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population, reveals a new global report from Oxfam today ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
All West African countries are among the 30 poorest in the world (except Ghana)
Oxfam in West Africa, Dec. 9, 2019 – All West African countries, with exception of Ghana, are among the 30 poorest countries in the world, according to the latest Human Development Report (HDR) which this year focuses on inequality.
West African governments are least engaged in reducing inequality in Africa
Oxfam in West Africa, July 9, 2019 – Oxfam in West Africa and Development Finance International are launching the first-ever Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index (CRII) regional report. The index measures, compares and ranks West African governments’ commitment on 3 pillars: public spending,...
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