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07 Sep 2012 description
report Oxfam

L’ONG internationale Oxfam et le principal réseau régional de producteurs ROPPA ont accueilli favorablement les conclusions de la réunion du PREGEC annonçant des perspectives de récoltes améliorées dans la région du Sahel. Cependant, ces organisations rappellent aux gouvernements et à l'ONU que la crise est loin d'être terminée et qu’une augmentation de l'aide est encore nécessaire pour aider les agriculteurs et les éleveurs à surmonter le triple défi des sécheresses récurrentes, de la pauvreté persistante et de l'instabilité socio-politique.

23 Aug 2012 description
report Oxfam

Sierra Leone is in the grip of one of the worst cholera outbreak in its history with death rates almost double emergency thresholds and the number of people affected likely to increase significantly in the next month, international agency Oxfam said today.

15 Aug 2012 description
report Oxfam

La hausse des prix alimentaires menace des millions de vies

Des millions de gens parmi les plus pauvres seront confrontés à de graves problèmes en raison de la forte hausse des prix alimentaires.

En effet, le système alimentaire mondial présente de sérieux problèmes que les décideurs politiques n'ont pas le courage de prendre en main, préférant miser sur les ressources bon marché qu'ils ont tenues pour acquises pendant 30 ans. Mais cette époque est désormais révolue.

08 Aug 2012 description
report Oxfam

Millions more will go hungry as world struggles to respond to unprecedented food crises and sharply rising prices – Oxfam

PM’s hunger summit welcome & should kick start reforms to end “scandal” of a billion hungry people – “we cannot keep relying on humanitarian agencies to pick up the pieces”

Rising global food prices will force millions more people to go hungry and put massive additional strain on already overstretched humanitarian agencies, Oxfam warned today ahead of this weekend’s global hunger summit in Downing Street.

04 Jun 2012 description
report Oxfam

British aid has helped reduce by 1.2 million-a-year the number of children who die each year in six Commonwealth countries, research by Oxfam to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee has found.

During the Queen’s reign, Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia have reduced the number of children who die before they reach primary school age by at least half. All have received significant amounts of aid from the UK taxpayer and continue to do so.

15 Mar 2012 description

The question of 'what changes do we need to empower women smallholders and achieve food security?' has been asked repeatedly. But transformational changes in both public policy and practice have been few and far between, although increasing access to resources and opportunities for women farmers could substantially reduce the number of hungry people in the world.