Oxfam's partner ALDEF delivers WFP food to Jowhar village, Wajir. Photo: Anna Ridout/Oxfam
Oxfam's partner ALDEF delivers WFP food to Jowhar village, Wajir. Photo: Anna Ridout/Oxfam

Let's make this Africa's #lastfamine

8 December, 2011 | Conflict & Emergencies

Once again, millions of African citizens are facing severe hunger.

This year tens of thousands of people in the Horn of Africa died – more than half of them children – because of famine. Now parts of West Africa are facing a food crisis. The food situation across Africa needs to be resolved.

Join hundreds of African activists, celebrities and citizens in calling on African governments to act now and make sure that this is Africa’s #lastfamine.

African Governments need to find a lasting solution to the continuous food crises on the African continent. They must demonstrate their determination to end hunger and suffering from drought now and in the future.

Africans Act 4 Africa logoNo one should die from hunger again.

What you can do

1. Join the #lastfamine twitter campaign
On 10th December 2011 – International Human Rights Day – join us in sending tweets to African leaders asking them to make the famine in Somalia Africa’s #lastfamine.

2. Let them hear and see your voice

Post a line on the Africans Act 4 Africa Facebook page, sharing a message you would like to pass on to African leaders calling on them to end hunger. We will display these messages at the African Union Summit in January 2012.

Read more

Blog: Breaking the myth that aid is something the rest of the world provides to Africa

More on the Charter to End Extreme Hunger

Oxfam's humanitarian response to the East Africa food crisis

Oxfam's GROW campaign to fix the broken global food system

Comments

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I totally support oxfam great efforts to stop the famine in Africa. People are People not numbers in a list of things to forget. What goes around comes around two fold. Please keep doing your marvelous efforts for justice and brotherly love by keeping the faith that the famine will be something of the past and never to happen again in the future. Under our skin we all have red blood cells but to let that blood between us dry up to leave a skeleton is a crime and not humane.

To me the word Africa means Mother and our Mother Africa must claim her children to be able to live a good life and a long life...

Yours truly with the hope of someday to help the cause...Arlene Ann Pascual

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