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Oxfam: Extreme Weather Puts Food Security In Danger Worldwide
2011-11-28 10:23:12

According to new research, compiled by British charity Oxfam, soaring wheat prices stemming from extreme weather events that shook the world in the past year have endangered food security in many places around the world. Past extreme weather could be a “grim foretaste” of what lies ahead when climate change puts even more strain on the global environment; and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is warning that extreme weather events are likely to increase in...

2011-09-04 07:00:00

Translators desperately needed to interpret medical instructions where language barrier is hampering aid efforts Waltham, MA (PRWEB) September 04, 2011 Amid international aid efforts to get humanitarian supplies to drought-stricken Horn of Africa, Translators without Borders, a U.S.-based charitable organization that works in the worldâs crisis zones, is warning of critical shortfalls in local knowledge that is significantly hampering the administration of medical aid. "With...

2011-07-20 09:33:00

Oxfam America calls on the USG to respond to deepening crisis in Horn of Africa BOSTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's declaration by the United Nations of famine in Somalia makes official what aid agencies have been seeing for nearly a year - severe drought and the world's worst food crisis has put 10 million people in desperate need of assistance and donor countries are not doing nearly enough to avert disaster, save lives and protect livelihoods. (Logo:...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

"As a chef I am constantly aware of how much can be done with food and the importance of using every part of the produce so I feel extremely privileged to be able to provide a recipe and help communities living in poverty grow and prepare good food for their families", said Matt Kemp Head Chef of Sydney's prestige restaurant Balzac. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Acclaimed Australian chefs and food bloggers have donated recipes to an special edition Oxfam cookbook to support and encourage all...

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