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E.g., 11/21/2019

Nairobi Thursday 7th November 2019 - More than 52 million people in 18 countries across southern, eastern and central Africa are facing up to crisis levels of hunger as a result of weather extremes, compounded by poverty and conflict.

Some areas are facing a second...

Approximately eight hundred thousand people are at risk of disease and extreme hunger as a result of devastating floods that have hit South Sudan, Oxfam warned over the weekend. Unusually heavy rainfall has hit 29 counties across the country, causing widespread displacement. Areas where Oxfam...

Published: 17th October 2019

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Crisis in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo are in...

A Congolese man cycles past a sign saying, "the fight against Ebola" in Mangina, DRC. John Wessels/Oxfam
Widespread turmoil caused by increased violence and displacements in the country are hampering efforts to control the Ebola virus, a year after the current outbreak was declared in DR Congo.
Women walk carrying a water jerry can in the Eilmidgan Village, eastern Somaliland. Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Failing and intermittent rains are wreaking havoc in Somalia and Somaliland, but we are increasingly asking, is anyone listening?

2.2 million people are facing extreme hunger and 5.4 million need humanitarian assistance as of May’s end. It’s a staggering 15% increase from 4...

Espoir Mahamba, a public health promoter for Oxfam, teaches a church congregation in Mangina about Ebola. John Wessels/Oxfam
It is clear the current response to tackle Ebola isn’t working. No matter how effective treatment is, if people don’t trust or understand it, they will not use it. Our teams are still meeting people on a daily basis who don’t believe Ebola is real.
Women in Sudan. Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam
Sudan in new political awakening where ordinary women and men have seen the power of their voice in bringing change. Citizens should this opportunity and meaningfully engage.
An expanse of an IDP settlement in eastern Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

Sporadic, below average rains and persistent drought since 2016 sees an estimated 1.7 million people in critical need of humanitarian assistance in Somaliland, a figure ballooning by hundreds of thousands in recent months. Communal water resources are drying up at an alarming...

A woman stands outside a shop in eastern Somaliland. Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

Women in Somaliland have less than half the opportunities of men in economics, politics, and education reveals the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the gender gap in Somaliland.

Based on 1,200 surveys across Somaliland and qualitative data, inequality is highest in ...

Children play by a dirty stream in one of the low-income settlements in Kampala,Uganda.
A reform in the tax administration system, where everyone pays their fair share with transparent, controlled spending, will go a long way to enhance the quality of life of ordinary Ugandans.
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