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Yemen: Millions knowingly pushed to the brink of famine

Fighters in the Yemen war and their international backers are wilfully pushing the country to the brink of famine, Oxfam warned today, ahead of the two year anniversary of the escalation of the war....

Yemen hunger increase: action needed to get food ‘to port and through to plate’

Today's UN announcement that levels of hunger have increased by 20 percent in Yemen since June 2016, demands a massive humanitarian response that parties to the country's...

No escape for Syrians seeking safety six years after first protests

Six years since the demonstrations that triggered the descent into a brutal civil war, millions of Syrians are bearing the brunt of increasingly restrictive policies around the world and inside Syria...

Agencies urge UK government to use family networks to help more refugees

A group of four organisations are urging the UK government to change the rules around reuniting refugee families as a way of offering a safe haven to more vulnerable people. ...

Threat of four famines “a catastrophic betrayal of our common humanity”

The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines in 2017 due to a catastrophic failure of the global community to uphold its obligations to the most vulnerable of people. ...

Millions of lives at risk in West Africa, aid agencies warn

Aid agencies today warned that lives are at risk unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. ...

Reaction: South Sudan famine is 'man-made tragedy'

Commenting on the declaration of famine in South Sudan by the UN today, Emma Jane Drew, Oxfam Humanitarian Programme Manager in South Sudan, said:  ...

UK Government’s ‘calculated complicity’ risks Yemen slipping into famine

Oxfam today issued a stinging condemnation of widespread political complicity in the Yemen conflict as the UN launches its latest plan to help millions of people caught up in the crisis. ...

Yemen: escalating fighting on coast could cut off vital supplies for millions

Humanitarian agencies working in Yemen today warned that escalating fighting on the west coast of the country risks cutting off vital supplies to millions of people. Fighting in and around...

Oxfam warns of hunger in Haiti three months after Hurricane Matthew

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through their country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors and aid agencies do not step up efforts...

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