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E.g., 25.07.2024
E.g., 25.07.2024
68% of the Malian population is rural and relies on natural resources for its livelihood.Photo Credit : Diafara Traoré/ Oxfam
Total amount of money spent on agriculture as a share of the total budget by 39 African countries plummeted 18 percent between 2019 and 2021, with over two thirds of them (26) spending under five percent of their annual budget on agriculture, says Oxfam.
Achta cooking a meal in her makeshift home in the Amma IDP site in Chad. Credit: Mahamat Ibrahim Saleh/Oxfam
In reaction to FAO’s new “ State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World 2022 ”report, stating that as many as 828 million people were hungry in 2021, an increase of 150 million since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanna Saarinen, Oxfam Food Policy Lead said: “It is deeply concerning...
Village of Louda -Burkina Faso. Alizeta Sawadogo is a farmer. She is 55 years old, widow and mother of 8 children. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
Responding to news of the $4.5 billion pledge made by the G7 leaders to tackle global hunger, Max Lawson, Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam said: “Faced with the worst hunger crisis in a generation, the G7 have simply failed to take the action that is needed. Many millions will face terrible...
Idrissa Ouedraogo is a farmer in the North Central region of Burkina Faso. Due to the impact of climate change, he has had to adopt new techniques to protect some of his crops. Photo credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
The amount of money needed for UN humanitarian appeals involving extreme weather events like floods or drought is now eight times higher than 20 years ago — and donors are failing to keep up, reveals a new Oxfam brief today. For every $2 needed for UN weather-related appeals, donor countries are...
Photo taken in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo credit : Adrienne Surprenant/ Oxfam
As the cost of essential goods rises faster than it has in decades, billionaires in the food and energy sectors are increasing their fortunes by $1 billion dollars every two days.
Inoussa Sawadogo is a farmer in the district of Kaya in Burkina Faso. Photo credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam
Oxfam is urging West African states to double their investment in the agricultural sector to meet their 2014 target and to better support family farms and rural communities in order to break the cycle of hunger. The call comes amid the worst food and nutrition crisis in West Africa in a decade and...
New analysis by Oxfam finds that 13 out of the 15 IMF loan programs negotiated during the second year of the pandemic require new austerity measures such as taxes on food and fuel or spending cuts that could put vital public services at risk. The IMF is also encouraging six additional countries to...
Ramata is a herder in Burkina Faso. Because of the lack of rainfall, she has no food for her livestock.Credit photo: Gery Barbot/ Oxfam
An additional 11 million people could be pushed to hunger just over the next three months. West Africa is hit by its worst food crisis in a decade, with 27 million people going hungry. This number could rise to 38 million this June - a new historic level and already an increase by more than a third...
Fatima, IDP in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. Credit: Cissé Amadou/ Oxfam
The military coup in Burkina Faso late January made headlines. The registration that same month of over 160,000 newly displaced Burkinabé, a near-record high figure, did not. The jump marks the second biggest monthly increase since the humanitarian crisis started in the country over three years ago...
17 February 2022 - In response to the announcement of the withdrawal of the Barkhane operation and the Takuba task forcefrom Mali, Oxfam's West Africa Regional Director, Assalama Dawalack Sidi said: "The announced withdrawal of French (and European) military forces from Mali is a terrible admission...
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