Ethiopia, Dedevit village, Tigray. Photo by Petterik Wiggers / Panos for Oxfam America
The conflict in Tigray compounded by climate-fuelled locust infestations and coronavirus has left millions of people in desperate need of humanitarian aid yet access to those affected continues to be restricted, warned Oxfam today. Recent Oxfam assessments in South and West Tigray, as well as...
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Nairobi, 29th January 2020 Swarms of locusts that are sweeping across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could grow 500 times bigger by June and invade Uganda and South Sudan unless they are immediately brought under control, says Oxfam. The plagues have hit the region at a time when it is already facing...
A man stands in a dry land surrounded by dead animals in Somaliland. Oxfam
Two years on after a devastating drought, the Horn of Africa finds itself yet again on the precipice of catastrophe, yet the humanitarian response to date is woefully inadequate. Where will the international community stand?
Vegetables on sale at Millenium camp in Ehtiopia. Simon Burch/Oxfam
Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa with approximately 83 percent living in rural areas, reliant on agriculture for food and income. More than 50% of these are women. Correcting the gender balance in agriculture sectors would reduce global food shortage by at least 17 percent...
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