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Hunger in Yemen escalates - Oxfam calls for urgent action

Yemen is at the crossroads of humanitarian catastrophe international aid agency Oxfam said today in reaction to new figures from the World Food Programme, which showed a radical increase in the number...

Drought could become a catastrophe for 13 million if action not taken in West and Central Africa, Oxfam warns

Agency launches £23m emergency appeal to help over 1 million of the most vulnerable Some 13 million people are at severe risk from a food crisis which is set to escalate into a full scale...

New Somalia fighting forces thousands of civilians to flee

New military escalation in Somalia risks harming civilians and undermining efforts to recover from famine, Oxfam said, as the AU military force (AMISOM) and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG)...

Oxfam welcomes call for action on the Sahel Food Crisis

Oxfam today welcomed UN agencies, the European Union and USAID's joint call for action to meet the humanitarian needs of over 11 million people in the Sahel, as well longer-term interventions...

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...

Two years on and Haiti’s reconstruction proceeds at a ‘snail’s pace’, leaving half a million Haitians homeless

In a report released today, international agency Oxfam said that two years on from the earthquake, reconstruction of the country has proceeded "at a snail's pace" leaving more...

South Sudan struggling in face of growing refugee crisis

Six months since South Sudan's independence, the world's newest nation is struggling to cope with a major refugee crisis and massive internal displacement, international agency Oxfam...

Aid agencies forced to close programmes if funds don't urgently arrive for Pakistan floods

Risk of public health crisis and malnutrition rises for over nine million people Over nine million people who have been affected by severe flooding in Sindh province are at risk of disease...

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