East Africa: 6 months on

Emergencies article written on the 23 Jan 2012

Thank you

In 2011, prolonged drought, poverty and conflict meant that parts of East Africa were facing the worst food crisis of the 21st century. It’s estimated that 12 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance.

Your generous support during this crisis has allowed Oxfam to reach 2.8 million people with humanitarian aid in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. This video is for you!

New report: A Dangerous Delay

A new report by Oxfam and Save the Children highlights the ways in which the international community must speed up their response to such crises. Thousands more lives and millions of dollars could have been saved if the international community had taken decisive action on early warnings signs of the food crisis.

Heeding early warning systems and taking prompt action will prevent similar disasters from escalating.

The report is especially significant now, as early preparation and mitigation work will prevent an impending food crisis in West Africa from spiralling out of control.

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