Jama Abdi Abdile, a doctor in Gawsawayne, Somaliland, makes do with what he can to treat his patients, many whom are suffering from malnutrition. Allan Gigichi/Oxfam Jama Abdi Abdile is a roving physician in a small village in Somaliland, who does not allow limited access to medication and inadequate facilities to hinder his patient care.
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Group photo of G7 leaders at the 43rd G7 summit: Donald Tusk, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Paolo Gentiloni, Emmanuel Macron, Shinzō Abe, Theresa May, Jean-Claude Juncker. (Photo: Creative Commons) Blog written by Courtney Hinkle, Campaigns Advisor for Climate at Oxfam America.
Catherine Nabulon of Abulon, Kenya, uses an e-wallet card distributed by the Hunger Safety Net Programme to cope with the effects of ongoing drought. The e–wallet gives her more flexibility, dignity, and the ability to make her own choices to address immediate needs. Photo: Joy Obuya/Oxfam Why digital cash is the future of emergency aid
Za'atari is the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world. Photo: Tom White/PA In 2013, Za’atari was Jordan’s fourth largest city, split into 12 districts. At the time it was home to about 156,000 people. Sounds like a normal city, right? It’s not. Za’atari is a refugee camp, established in July 2012, and home to a huge number of displaced Syrians. The camp grew so large it was recognised as one of the largest cities in Jordan.
Photo: middleeasteye.net Yemen sits at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, with Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the north. The nation is the Arab world’s poorest country and is facing a horrifying situation that is largely unknown to the rest of the world. They’re in the midst of not one crisis, but two.
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A civil war broke out in the African nation of South Sudan at the end of 2013, and since then, almost one third of people have been forced to flee their homes. The brutal and ongoing violence has caused wide-spread hunger. Millions are without access to food, and 100,000 are in a state of famine. Corrie Sissons, from England, is Oxfam’s Food Security Coordinator based in South Sudan.
Lebanon has taken in a huge number of Syrian refugees since the Syria Crisis began. Over one million are officially registered with the Lebanese government, according to the UN. They have the largest refugee population per capita in the world. In 2011, just as the Syrian civil war was beginning, Lebanon had a population of 4.59 million. Now in 2017, after the influx of many refugees, the country’s population stands at 6.03 million.
Conflict has plunged South Sudan into a man-made famine and millions of people across the country are starving. In South Sudan we have been supporting over 400,000 people, ensuing they have safe access to food. We’re providing them with cash or vouchers so they can buy from local markets, and we’re distributing food with the World Health Programme (WHP).
Women arriving after walking through the swamp for hours. Photo: Pedro Mariel/Oxfam Swamp is all that many South Sudanese mothers can see for miles. They journey through it, by foot or canoe, pursuing food. Medicine. Aid. The bare minimum to keep their children going during this time of hunger and conflict.