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Hopes and fears in South Kordofan, Sudan

  The stories, said Ismail, are in their eyes. Ismail Abdalla Algazouli is an Oxfam colleague in Khartoum, Sudan, who spoke to me recently when he returned from a trip to the war-torn state of South Kordofan. He is a security officer whose job is to ensure the safety of our staff, partners, and programs, […]

Food, farming, and hunger

In Mali, a food crisis weighs heavily

Drought, high food, prices, entrenched poverty, and regional conflict have combined to threaten millions of people with hunger in the Sahel region of Central and West Africa.

Food, farming, and hunger

Walking for water in Ethiopia

This just came to us from Kenny Rae, a public health engineer currently working in southern Ethiopia helping to rehabilitate water systems. “As with other pastoralist families in Dire district in Southern Ethiopia, 10-year-old Guyo Hamadi and his family are traveling with their herd of cattle in an increasingly more difficult search for water and […]