Madelon Meijer



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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 December 2015 at 03:33

I am pleased to share Oxfam's latest briefing:El Nino: The case for urgent action.

Millions of poor and vulnerable people face hunger and poverty this year and next because of record global temperatures, droughts and erratic rains in 2014 and 2015, compounded by the development of possibly the most powerful El NiƱo on record.The briefing calls for urgent humanitarian response in places already in crisis due to food insecurity, such as parts of Ethiopia. It also calls for early action in other places, where the crisis is currently unfolding, and where there is still the opportunity for rapid action to mitigate the worst impacts.It stresses, in particular, the unequivocal financial case for early action.

Whilst the warnings are clear, the international response is not demonstrating the urgency required, nor is it commensurate with the scale and severity of the crisis.  For example, although the dire situation in Ethiopia is well-understood, the food distribution pipeline is only funded to

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Wim Goris For more on El Nino (spanish for the Christmas child) see also this post

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