In 2011 large parts of East Africa suffered what was the worst food crisis of the 21st century.
Oxfam urgently needed funds to help reach people with life-saving food and water. We were seriously concerned that large numbers of lives could soon be lost.
We launched an appeal to raise $500,000 from the public to provide assistance to the millions of people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya who faced starvation.
Your contribution made a huge difference in saving lives.
A drought in the Horn of Africa pushed over 13 million people into a fight for survival. Two successive poor rains, entrenched poverty, a lack of investment in affected areas and rocketing food prices meant people had lost virtually everything.
Oxfam was there
Oxfam was there, providing people with the life-saving water, food and sanitation they desperately need to stay alive. We reached three million people with our emergency response. We are also helping with long-standing threats to livelihoods, and helping to build the resilience of the communities we work with.
Images from the Horn of Africa
Click on the images below to read stories from the Horn of Africa.
A Kiwi in Dadaab
New Zealander Janna Hamilton was reporting from Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, near the border with Somalia.
Find out more more about the crisis sweeping across Eastern Africa
Why are millions of people facing starvation?
In pictures: Photostories direct from the Horn of Africa
See what life is like for affected people and Oxfam's response in our photostories.
Blogs, media clips and videos from the field
Find out what life is like for the millions of people affected by the drought and the latest on Oxfam's response.
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