Food crisis

Crédit:Liga Nassandou/ Oxfam
Less than 18 days of fossil fuel companies’ profits would cover the entire UN humanitarian appeal for 2022 Ten of the world’s worst climate hotspots – those with the highest number of UN appeals driven by extreme weather events – have suffered a 123% rise in acute hunger over just the past six...
: 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...
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.
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...
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...
Marie Noudjougoto speaks at a community awareness event in Paoua. Photo credit: Evy Biramocko/ Oxfam
Let's take a trip to Paoua, located in the north-western part of the Central African Republic (CAR), which is known as the grain and vegetable region of the country. For several years, the people have been affected by the ongoing insecurity. For this vulnerable population, each day is a struggle to...
Sienou Seydou, farmer in the North of Burkina Faso. Because of climate change, he is now struggling to grow enough crops to feed his family. Credit: Gery Barbot/ Oxfam
The war in Ukraine has caused the price of many agricultural inputs, energy and fertilizers to skyrocket on the global market. Prices had already risen sharply over the past two years due to the increase in energy prices, poor harvests, increased demand from China, etc. The global wheat price was...
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...
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...
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...

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