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Emergency food crisis: hunger & famine threaten millions

The world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines in 2017. 

In February 2017, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. In northern Nigeria it’s likely that some 400,000 people living in areas cut off from aid are already suffering famine. 
Somalia and Yemen are at risk of the same fate. The U.N recently declared that 20 million people are at risk of famine across the four countries in the coming months.
They’ve warned as many as 1.4 million children could die of starvation. 
This is a food crisis we cannot ignore. The spread of famine may be imminent, but we can prevent a catastrophic loss of life if we act now.
Oxfam is already on the ground delivering life-saving food and water to families in need.
You can deliver urgent, life-saving help to people facing starvation across South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and the Horn of Africa.
Please donate now.

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West Africa crisis 2016

The violence in Northern Nigeria, as a result of the emergence of the group Boko Haram, has caused untold suffering and a growing humanitarian crisis. This has now spread into Niger, Chad and Cameroon and resulted in Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis, with over 2.7 million people forced to leave their homes to flee violence and in need of urgent help.

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