Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- Placing IDPs on the Map in Ethiopia and Beyond
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- In southern Ethiopia, herders join forces to revive rangelands
The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks.
Last week Kenya’s High Court upheld refugee rights rooted in regional and international law and declared null and void the government's bid to close Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world.
- Population and General
There are approximately 20 million pastoralists across Sub-Saharan Africa. Pastoralists - people who depend primarily on livestock or livestock products for income and food- typically graze their animals on communally managed or open-access pastures, and move with them seasonally. Adding in agro-pastoralists-who derive 50 per cent of their income from non-livestock resources-the numbers reaches over 30 million in the Greater Horn of Africa (CAADP Policy Brief No.6, March 2012).
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.
November rains that were expected to ease the hunger crisis in East Africa have failed yet again in some of the worst hit areas, international aid agency Oxfam warned today, as it appealed for more funds to boost its aid package for those in need.
Large parts of Turkana in northern Kenya, virtually the whole of Somaliland, and the Central Highlands and the Ogaden of Ethiopia have received less than five per cent of normal rainfall in November*. In parts of Turkana there has been just 12mm of rain in the last three months.
The climate witnesses will testify about the impacts which climate is already having
"The testimony of women and men who are already struggling to cope with a changing climate is a powerful reminder of what is at stake in the international climate negotiations."
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson, Honorary President of Oxfam International and former UN commissioner for human rights, will hear testimony from people living on the climate front line at a special tribunal in Cape Town.
The climate witnesses from across Africa will testify about the impacts …
EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 HRS GMT MONDAY 24 JULY 2006
Oxfam is now helping more than 500,000 people in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.
Nomadic herding communities are most at risk in the food crisis that continues to grip East Africa. In many areas, more than 70 percent of the animals on which people depend for food and income have already died because of drought that has shriveled their pasture and dried up their water supplies. Recent rains in some areas have increased the risk of disease and are hampering the delivery of aid. Oxfam is now helping more than 500,000 people in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.
Millions of people across East Africa are facing a food crisis. Affected countries are Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Tanzania
Pastoralists struck by the current East African drought may take 15 years to recover their livelihoods unless they are given appropriate support, said international aid agency Oxfam International today.
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