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Voices, video, and photos from Oxfam's fight against poverty


Saving lives

Photo of the week: Malians continue to seek refuge from conflict

Refugee from Mali in the Mentao Nord camp in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Conflict in northern Mali has displaced roughly 400,000 people, about 160,000 of whom have fled the country, most to Niger, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso. Oxfam has been assisting roughly 150,000 refugees in these countries (as well as the communities that are hosting […]

Food, farming, and hunger

Sidi Touré and the Sahel sound

The Malian guitarist talks about the Sahel food crisis and the power of music to cross boundaries.

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.