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Diyaara stands before a dried water hole. Photo: Khadija Farah/Oxfam

4 years without rain, but not without hope: life in drought-affected Wajir, Kenya.

A swirling sandstorm. As the dust rises it reveals a vast land that has is bare and dry. It would be picturesque only if the people in the land of Wajir, Kenya were not experiencing the longest hard-hitting drought in the region so far. “The thing I miss the most is the bells ringing as […] Read more »

Yemen: Cash transfers in Aslam district supporting drought-hit families

Find out how Oxfam is helping families affected by the drought in Yemen through cash transfer payments. Read more »
Stop hunger in Timor-Leste

Sabina’s story

Sabina survived the stress of decades of political turmoil on the road to independence in Timor-Leste, but this is different — there’s no end in sight. 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 »
Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith

A recipe to help stop hunger in Mozambique

Anariata, 28, lives in Mozambique, where regular drought can mean life-threatening hunger. Despite the dry, desert-like conditions, Anariata has learned how to produce and sell food for improved nutrition and valuable income — and is now teaching others how to do the same. Read more »
Kadija Hamsoou and her son Haruna, collecting household items in Niamey, Niger. Photo: Louise Mooney/OxfamAUS

West Africa: a long-term plan

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Louise Mooney is the humanitarian program coordinator for Oxfam Australia’s Africa unit, and is currently in Niger to see how our response to the West Africa food crisis is unfolding. Here, she reports from her first full day in Niamey. Read more »
Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Millions at risk in the Sahel food crisis

The food crisis in West and Central Africa’s Sahel region is threatening more than 18 million people. It’s an overwhelming figure, but our new infographic shows who’s affected, where – and why. Read more »

Portraits from Mauritania

Earlier this month, photographer Pablo Tosco visited drought-stricken Mauritania for our Spanish affiliate Intermón Oxfam. Besides taking some unforgettable photos, Pablo spoke to some of the locals about how they’re coping. Read more »
Photo: Caroline Berger/Oxfam

“City of hope”: Reflections from Somaliland

By Caroline Berger, Oxfam Great Britain’s Regional and Information Communications Officer for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the CIS Like many people, my impression of Somalia is coloured by the familiar TV images of a lawless land governed by conflict, piracy and bloodshed. With this in mind I was a little apprehensive to visit […] Read more »

Habibo’s story

As famine creeps across southern Somalia, the Bay region is the latest area to be affected. Habibo, a widowed mother of three, fled the area after losing all her livestock to drought. She now lives in Mogadishu’s crowded Badbado camp. Read more »