Famine is in the news these days, sadly, and you may be wondering: What exactly is a famine and what can we do to stop it?
What do words like “food insecurity” and “famine” actually mean? Our graphic below explains. And when it comes to hunger, understanding is action. If we know what these words mean in human terms, we feel more motivated to help.
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Oxfam is working with communities in South Sudan to create sustainable sources of income after famine and conflict drained people's livelihoods.
Uganda is now sheltering more than one million South Sudanese refugees. For many families, the decision to leave home for a life of uncertainty is not made lightly. And the journey—often on foot—can be full of danger.