OTTAWA — Canada’s help is needed and should show leadership to avoid widespread famine looming in West Africa, international aid group Oxfam urged Thursday.
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An OXFAM shop manager has criticised the House of Lords for urging the government to drop its commitment to increasing aid.
The British aid agency Oxfam says millions of dollars are needed urgently to stop a hunger crisis in Niger turning into a catastrophe.
Some 13 million people are at severe risk from a food crisis, which is set to escalate into a full scale humanitarian emergency in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa if urgent action is not taken, international humanitarian organization Oxfam warned.
When television screens were flooded with images of vast suffering from the earthquake in Haiti or the 2010 flood in Pakistan, donations to aid agencies skyrocketed and major humanitarian missions were undertaken.
Last week the United Nations announced that famine conditions in Somalia had eased, thanks to a good harvest and strong response from the humanitarian community. It warned, however, that failure to continue to respond could have dire consequences and urged donors to continue to give generously to the 2.34 million people still living in crisis.
Last week, Oxfam and Save the Children published a report titled “A Dangerous Delay”. The report details how, despite clear early-warning indicators of an upcoming drought and consequent famine in the Horn of Africa, the international community was too late to respond.
Ending poverty need put no additional stress on the planet’s natural resources, according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam.
Early indicators suggest a widespread food crisis is coming to Africa’s Sahel region, while some aid organizations say it has already arrived in the most vulnerable areas.
An international charity, Oxfam, yesterday warned of a serious food crisis in West Africa but said millions of people in the sub-region can be protected if preparations are scaled up.