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Photo of Saliou Diallo working in his maize field.

Blog: Sahel food crisis update: lifting a heavy load

Before completely turning my back on 2012, I am reflecting on Oxfam’s work in the Sahel over the last year. After a season of poor or erratic rains across the region in 2011, Oxfam and many other humanitarian groups feared that another bad harvest in 2012 would push millions into starvation.

Los habitantes del campo recibieron dinero por trabajo, Porto Príncipe, Haití. Foto: Oxfam

Blog: ¿Por qué dinero por trabajo?

Cuando ocurre una emergencia, ya sea súbita, como el terremoto de Haití, o de desarrollo lento, como la crisis alimentaria de este año en la región africana del Sahel  (que venía gestándose desde hace muchos meses), la preocupación inmediata de las agencias de cooperación es la supervivencia de las personas más

Camp residents received cash for work, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Why cash for work?

When an emergency situation occurs, whether it’s a fast-onset emergency like the earthquake in Haiti, or a slow-onset like this year's food crisis in the Sahel region of Africa (that is, one that had been building for many months), the immediate concern of aid agencies is the survival of the most vulnerable.

Justin Madut tends his new groundnut and sorghum fields. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Planting the seeds of a better future in South Sudan

With failed rains, conflict and poor infrastructure, many communities in South Sudan struggle to get enough to eat. Abdullah Ampilan reports from Warrap State on an Oxfam project to improve their long-term food security, providing tools and seeds to help farmers grow a wider variety of crops:

Marie a ouvert son propre salon de beauté de fortune dans le camp de Delmas 48 à Port-au-Prince, Haïti. Crédit: Oxfam

Blog: Il est temps de voir les choses en grand en Haïti

Blog d’Alexandros Yiannopoulos, Responsable de la coordination de la sécurité alimentaire et des moyens de subsistance en Haïti pour Channel 4 News Online.

Une femme entreprenante au camp Delmas 48 a ouvert son propre salon de beauté improvisé à Port-au-Prince, Haïti. Photo: Oxfam

A "family kit" containing basic hygiene and kitchen items. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Helping those in need

There’s an air of frenzied activity as I enter the warehouse Oxfam shares with others in Haiti’s most notorious crime-ridden neighbourhood, Cité-Soleil.

Un "kit familial" contenant des articles d'hygiène de base et de cuisine. Crédit photo: Caroline Gluck / Oxfam

Blog: Haïti: Aider ceux dans le besoin

Alors que je pénètre dans l’entrepôt qu’Oxfam partage avec d’autres dans le quartier de Cité-Soleil, le plus grand bidonville de la capitale connu pour son taux de criminalité, il régne une ambiance frénétique.

Blog: Willing workers, few jobs

Oxfam America’s Coco McCabe is Haiti to help with the relief effort. Here’s her latest update, dated January 26.

“In Haiti, it’s about hustling.”

That’s Wilgens Jean-Baptiste’s summary of the job scene in the western hemisphere’s poorest nation: a constant scramble to do whatever you can to put food on the table for your family.

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