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Help farming families in Ghana leave poverty behind with clean water and compost solutions.

Nurturing land and life in Ghana

Poverty is a complex problem with many causes. But when you break it down, sometimes the best solutions are remarkably simple — like compost. Read more »
East Africa is in the grip of a devastating food crisis.

Hungry in a world of plenty: millions on the brink of famine

Today, the world stands on the brink of unprecedented famines. About 30 million people are experiencing alarming hunger, severe levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in north-eastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. Read more »

Notes from the field: Zimbabwe

Oxfam’s Kate Bensen travelled to Zimbabwe to see first-hand how you’re helping us respond to the hunger crisis. She couldn’t believe how different it is to what she’d imagined. Read more »

Mobile money breaks the cash drought in Zimbabwe

At the height of the drought in Zimbabwe, our mobile cash transfers gave Florence and her family a rare glimpse of hope. We gave Florence a mobile phone so she could receive cash transfers via text to pay for basic food items. Read more »

The women of Somaliland: stories of strength and survival

The women of Eastern Somaliland are being pushed to the edge, desperately seeking food for their children as their country stands on the brink of famine. We met with six women who told us their stories of strength and survival. Read more »

A hive of activity in Tanzania’s refugee camps

Oxafm is supporting a unique project in Tanzania, so that refugees can learn new skills to work their own way out of poverty… and it’s got people buzzing with excitement. Read more »

Why is there famine in South Sudan and what can be done

Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and millions more in dire need of help. This is a man-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse. Read more »
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West Africa: the plights of a forgotten crisis

Having already left everything behind, many displaced families now seek shelter in some of the world’s poorest communities that lack access to basic services like water and sanitation. Read more »

Displaced from home: stories of survival and solidarity in Nigeria

A largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in Africa, forcing more than 2.6 million people to flee their homes. This story aims to give them a voice. Read more »

Africa: the crisis you don’t know about

Violence in the African countries of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, has forced 2.7 million people to flee their homes. Millions are going hungry, with thousands already expected to have died. Read more »