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A food awakening
Celebrity photographer Rankin journeyed to Kenya recently to chronicle the plight of hundreds of thousands of people who are starving as a result of climate change. Anne Sexton reports on the work being done by Oxfam to put food back on their plates.
Anne Sexton, 10 Jun 2011
But the people of Turkana are not looking for handouts. What they need is infrastructure to combat the effects of climate change on farming. Investments in farming, irrigation and forestry can all reduce the impact of climate change and help ensure food security. Unfortunately Turkana is just one humanitarian crisis among many. In the face of a growing world population, climate change, and land and water shortages, many millions more people will soon be at risk of starvation. Action is crucial. Supporting Oxfam’s Food Justice campaign is a good start.