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19 Sep 2014 description
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Four recent extreme weather events – the 2010 heat wave in Russia, the flooding in Pakistan in the same year, the 2010–2011 drought in East Africa and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 – were notable for their intensity, duration, and impacts on livelihoods and food security.

18 Jan 2012 description
report Oxfam, Save the Children

Le coût d'une réponse tardive à des alertes précoces lors de la sécheresse de 2011 dans la Corne de l'Afrique.

Plus de 13 millions de personnes sont encore aujourd’hui touchées par la crise dans la Corne de l’Afrique. Malgré plusieurs signes avant-coureurs, apparus quelques mois plus tôt, aucune réponse suffisante n'a été apportée avant qu'il ne soit trop tard.

18 Jan 2012 description
report Oxfam, Save the Children

Thousands of lives and millions of pounds lost due to late response to food crisis in East Africa

Lessons learnt can help prevent future disasters and save lives

Thousands of needless deaths occurred and millions of extra pounds were spent because the international community failed to take decisive action on early warnings of a hunger crisis in East Africa, according to a new report by the international aid agencies Oxfam and Save the Children.

24 Sep 2011 description

Up to 750,000 people face death from hunger in East Africa. Millions more are at risk across the region in the worst food crisis of the 21st century. They will have to bear a legacy of poverty, suffering, and the loss of their livelihoods. Urgent action is needed right now.

But the truth is that this crisis was predicted – and preventable: we already have the knowledge to stop this kind of tragedy from unfolding; we know the steps that must be taken to prevent suffering on this scale.

16 Aug 2011 description

African leaders must stand up and provide aid to make this the last ever famine

New campaign says African government response has been slow and small

African governments must provide at least US$50 million in emergency funds for the worsening food crisis in the Horn of Africa, says a new report by the “Africans Act 4 Africa” campaign, signed by 12 Pan African networks. The response from African leaders has so far been much too little and much too late, the report said, and called for better African leadership on the crisis.

08 Jul 2011 description

Joint FAO/WFP/Oxfam statement

8 July 2011, Rome - From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d'Ivoire or Libya, the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by disaster and tragedy over the last few years.

29 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

Au Kenya, 3,8 millions, 10 pourcent de la population, ont besoin d'aide d'urgence

Plus de 23 millions de personnes à travers l'Afrique de l'Est -l'équivalent du tiers de la population britannique-sont menacées par la famine et vivent dans le dénuement le plus total.

Une sécheresse sévère et persistante, qu'aggrave par le changement climatique, s'étend actuellement dans sept pays de l'Afrique de l'est, dégradant les conditions de vie d'une population que les prix élevés de l'alimentation et les conflits violents ont déjà aggravé.

24 Sep 2009 description
report Oxfam

Charity launches £9.5 million emergency appeal to reach 750,000 in need

More than 23 million people - equivalent to one third of the UK population - are being pushed towards severe hunger and destitution across East Africa, international aid agency Oxfam warned today, as it launched an emergency appeal to raise £9.5 million.

A severe and persistent five-year drought, deepened by climate change, is now stretching across seven countries in the region and exacting a heavy human toll, made worse by high food prices and violent conflict.

22 Jul 2008 description
report Oxfam

Large areas of the Horn and East Africa are facing a state of humanitarian emergency with more than 14 million people requiring urgent food aid and other humanitarian assistance over the coming months.

The situation

- Millions of people are at risk: 4.6 million people in Ethiopia, 2.6 million people in Somalia, 1.2 million in Kenya, 300,000 people in Uganda's Karamoja Region, and 130,000 people in Djibouti (Tanzania is also affected).

- Widespread threat to livelihoods among landless, pastoralist and internally displaced communities

- Risk of disease in …

11 Oct 2007 description


For the first time, IANSA, Oxfam, and Safeworld have estimated the economic cost of armed conflict to Africa's development. Around $300bn since 1990 has been lost by Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

This sum is equivalent to international aid from major donors in the same period.

20 Apr 2006 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam Australia calls on immediate support from all Australians to help the drought stricken men, women and children of Africa.

16 Feb 2006 description
report Oxfam

Los equipos de Oxfam Internacional detectan que, en algunas zonas, la gente sólo dispone de tres vasos de agua por persona y día para sobrevivir

06 Jan 2003 description
report Oxfam

Widespread drought has withered crops from Ethiopia to southern Africa. Nearly 38 million Africans will require outside food donations by early in 2003--or they will face starvation. Donating countries have promised less than half of what is needed to prevent widespread famine.