In South Sudan, the violent and brutal war has put millions at risk. Women, men and children that fled their homes in search of safety are now finding a new threat - hunger. With harvests still months away, the famine already declared in parts of the country will spread across the rest of the country, unless we act now.
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Oxfam International's Executive Director Winnie Byanyima is visiting Nigeria, where millions have been displaced by conflict and are desperately hungry. She writes of what she has seen so far.
It’s not uncommon for children in Vanuatu to stop attending school at 10 years old - there are not enough secondary school places due to government budget constraints, and many families can’t afford the school fees. At whatever age these young people leave school, their job prospects are often very limited.
A four-day weekend and an excuse to eat chocolate? Yes please! We’re definitely chocolate consumers here at Oxfam, but we believe in eating the right chocolate. The fairly traded chocolate. Here's four reasons why we think buying Fairtrade is best:
Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria are only a step away from the same fate. 20 million people are at risk of starvation and 50 million are severely hungry. This is the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II. If it’s left unresolved, malnutrition and death will dramatically increase.
Here are the Oxfam Trailwalker 2017 team results.
The past few decades have seen important gains in women’s rights, including increasing numbers of women participating in political processes, decreases in maternal deaths and increased access to education for girls. Despite this progress, women and girls still face systematic and pervasive gender inequality in every aspect of their lives.
At the Huth camp for Yemenis forced to flee their homes, an Oxfam water tank, standing in the distance, provides more than 220 households with clean drinking water. Photo: Mohammed Al-Mekhlafi/Oxfam Here’s why people are fleeing the “banned” countries, and how the Executive Order has affected their lives.
(by Dania Kareh and Eslam Mardini) Hassan, 15, fills two jerry cans from a public well, and heads back home to his mother and sister in Aleppo. He will do the trip several times to fulfil their water needs. The young boy is one of an estimated 1.8 million people who were left without running water in Aleppo for nearly a month, as ISIS militants, in control of the main water source to the city, had reportedly shut down the water supply.
'50 Shades of Chafe' about to embark on Whakatane's wet and windy trails for the 100 kilometre event in 2016. Photo: Nathan Munro.