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Food Crisis in East Africa: Exclusive Report From My Oxfam Trip

Scarlett Johansson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact
Scarlett Johansson

Several months ago I came across an article about a refugee camp that profoundly struck me. Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world, was declared full occupancy in 2008, but has received between 600 and 1,500 Somali refugees daily since.

How You Can Help: 2011 Flood Relief Causes for Pakistan

Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact

For the second consecutive year, floods in Pakistan have displaced millions of people, demolished thousands of homes and destroyed acres of crops. As ...

Praying for Paradise: Eid al-Fitr in a Refugee Camp

Louis Belanger | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

By Chee Chee Leung, Media Coordinator at Oxfam Australia, in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya For most Muslims around the world, this week's Eid al-Fitr ...

Turkana: Photo Story of How North Kenya Is Coping With Drought

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

2011-08-17-turkana.pngTurkana is just one of many regions in the Horn of Africa that have been affected by the serious drought that has put more than 15 million people at risk.

Africa Must Donate More To Famine Victims, Aid Group Says

AP | By TOM ODULA | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya -- African governments must make more substantial donations to the international relief effort aiding the more than 12 million people a...

INFOGRAPHIC: Food Price Spikes Across The World

Posted 10.03.2011 | Food

The infographic below shows how poor communities across the world are being affected by volatile food prices. In some countries, extreme weather has c...

Pakistan Floods One Year On

Caroline Gluck | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Caroline Gluck

As Pakistan marks the one-year anniversary of the worst floods in living memory, the aid agency, Oxfam, has warned that the country is still unprepared for the monsoon season.

"Your Son Is Not Sick. He Just Needs to Eat."

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

A famine? How did we get there? How did we let the situation deteriorate so that people are actually dying of hunger?

WATCH: International Aid To Horn Of Africa $800 Million Short

Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact

Though 3,500 people flee Somalia per day and children have been left to die on the side of the road, the international aid response to the famine-plag...

Drought in Horn of Africa

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.10.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

What is unfolding in Eastern Africa is the worst food crisis to hit the region in decades and Oxfam is concerned that large numbers of lives could soon be lost.

Charities Decline Free Ad Offer From News Of The World, Call It 'Toxic Brand'

BBC | Posted 09.07.2011 | Impact

A number of charities have rejected an offer to advertise for free in the final edition of the News of the World. News International is shutting the ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Overlooking The Business Case For Climate Change Adaptation

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green

Marc Karell, a climate change and environmental services consultant based in Mamaroneck, N.Y., recalled a lecture he delivered not long ago to a group...

Revealed: The World's Favorite Food

Posted 08.17.2011 | Food

Your favorite food in the world is probably something exciting, distinctive, tasty. Maybe a dish that smacks of your cultural heritage or a dish that ...

UN Climate Negotiations: Denmark and Bolivia Present Their Emissions Reductions

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Bonn, Germany -- On Thursday, specific nations presented their work to reduce emissions. Thursday morning, Canada, the EU, the Alliance of Small Islan...

Aid to Pakistan: America's Headache

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Despite calls to 'get out of Pakistan' and 'leave them to their own devices,' this does matter to global security, and not just because of Pakistan's expanding nuclear capability.

Oxfam Finds 'Irregularities' In Its Pakistan Relief Efforts; Launches Audit

BBC | Posted 08.06.2011 | Impact

An investigation into "financial irregularities" in Oxfam's flood relief programme in Pakistan has been launched by the charity. An independent exter...

Shanghai's Overweight Population Inches Closer To U.S. Levels: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

A growing supply of cheap food and disposable income has created an obesity problem among China's urban middle-class. According to a recently pub...

Gates Foundation Commits $1.7 Billion For Farming In Africa

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.02.2011 | Food

SEATTLE -- The world's largest charitable foundation announced five years ago it would spend millions of dollars to fight poverty and hunger in Africa...

New Report: World Hunger Issues To Grow As Food Prices Double

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

A young Guatemalan father works six days a week, 10-12 hours a day as a harvester on a plantation -- but some days he and his family go hungry. The...

Life and Death in the Ivory Coast

Caroline Gluck | Posted 07.20.2011 | Impact
Caroline Gluck

In the end, the traumatic two-day journey as they fled for their lives proved too much for 90-year-old Solia Bah. She ran barefoot with 10 members of her family as armed men attacked the city of Bloléquin in western Ivory Coast.

Why We Must Sail to Gaza

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

A year ago, activists tried to break the blockade of Gaza with an international flotilla of ships. They failed. Now an even larger flotilla is preparing to set sail in June. And when the Audacity of Hope sets sail, I will be on it.

From LA to Misrata: Protecting Civilians Goes Beyond the Barrel of a Gun

Louis Belanger | Posted 07.04.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

As the United Nations' Security Council is set to discuss the principle of protection of civilians on Monday (May 10) and in light of the attention re...

Scarlett Johansson On Her Mission Against World Hunger

Posted 06.17.2011 | Impact

Cause Celeb highlights a celebrity's work on behalf of a specific cause. This week we speak with actress Scarlett Johansson, four-time Golden Globe no...

One-of-a-Kind Road Trip: An Aid Worker Diary Through Cote d'Ivoire

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

I'm part of an Oxfam team travelling to western Ivory Coast to plan how best to respond to the escalating humanitarian needs in the country. Starti...

Crisis at the Border: Conflict in Cote d'Ivoire Causes Thousands to Flee to Liberia

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

2011-04-14-ivorycoast.jpgMore than 120,000 Ivorians have fled -- and continue to flee -- into neighboring Liberia.