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Now, more than ever, your support matters. Help refugees seeking safety and families struggling to overcome poverty. Give today.

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People like you change lives

Nearly one out of every three people on our planet lives in poverty. But caring individuals like you and Oxfam see a future in which no one does. Your generosity allows us to reach tens of millions of people a year with life-changing assistance. Oxfam has been a trusted partner to families around the world for more than 70 years—saving lives during emergencies, supporting rural farmers, empowering women, and advocating for peoples’ rights. But we can’t do it alone. Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

Change lives: Now, more than ever, your support matters.

Change lives: More than ever, your support matters.

Tools to tackle a food crisis

As hunger swept the Sahel, Oxfam launched programs to help 1.3 million people.

A food crisis in 2012 ensnared more than 18 million people, many with severe consequences. Hundreds of thousands of families cut back their meals to just one a day, and the lives of more than one million children were at risk. At the peak of the crisis, parts of Mauritania, Mali, and Chad were only one step above a famine designation.
 
With the warning signs mounting, Oxfam launched a 16-month intervention—from November 2011 to March 2013—using all of the techniques it has honed over decades of emergency response. As part of a major international effort to save the lives and livelihoods of countless farmers and herders in the Sahel, Oxfam raised more than $48 million to help 1.3 million people in seven countries with cash-based interventions, food, water and sanitation services, and steps to boost the ability of families to support themselves.

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