Poverty is a complex problem with many causes. But when you break it down, sometimes the best solutions are remarkably simple — like compost.
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.
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.
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.
In Zimbabwe, mothers like Ida literally walk a marathon every day, to provide water for their children. The countless hours spent traipsing to collect water takes time that should be spent working or learning — this entrenches the cycle of poverty.
More than two years of brutal conflict in Yemen have forced millions of families to leave their homes, and pushed many more to the brink of famine. 60 percent of the population are suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition.
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.
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.
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.
Hunger affects one in nine people around the world. And thankfully, there are things each of us can do, even at school. Things that tie-in with who we are, our interests, and the people we meet. We just need to think laterally.