Birhan and her family farm wheat on and grow fruit and vegetables on a four meter by five metre garden. They benefit from the Rural Resilience programme.
Birhan and her family farm wheat on and grow fruit and vegetables on a four meter by five metre garden. They benefit from the Rural Resilience programme.

GROWING, PROVIDING, TOGETHER

Beating hunger

It's not right that 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry. Which is why we work tirelessly with our partners to help people put food back on their table, today and tomorrow.

What we're doing

  • Market stall where refugees can exchange Oxfam vouchers for fresh food

    We are fighting malnutrition in emergencies

    When people lose their homes, jobs, crops or livestock, they go hungry. Cash grants can tide people over in the worst of a crisis, and help keep local businesses alive.

  • Birhan is a smallholder in Ethiopia and has benefitted from the Rural Resilience programme

    We are helping to grow food for tomorrow

    Supporting local small businesses to grow food and keep livestock means people can earn an income, live sustainably, and keep feeding their families and communities.

  • A portrait of Muhammad Siddique sitting outside a building

    We are Challenging the injustice of hunger

    No-one needs to go to bed hungry. But so many do. Oxfam supporters challenge the world's governments to protect and provide for the people going hungry every day.

Food

821million

821 million people around the world face chronic food deprivation. A return to levels from nearly ten years ago.

100million

The number of hungry people could be reduced by 100-150 million by giving women farmers more resources.

135million

135 million people are facing crisis levels of hunger or worse.

We used to eat only shiro (chickpea stew), now we have vegetables whenever we want... I’m very happy inside, I’m satisfied.”

Birhan is growing fruit and vegetables in Ethiopia