Climate Justice

Almost a billion of us go to bed hungry every night. Not because there isn't enough food for everyone, but because of the deep injustice in the way food is produced and accessed. Wild weather and unpredictable seasons are changing what farmers can grow and it is making people hungry. Food prices are going up. Food quality is going down. Soon, climate change will affect what all of us can eat.

That’s why we’re calling on governments and big businesses to stop climate change from making people hungry – and why we need you to take action.

Let's look at the numbers

  • 821 M 821 million people around the world face chronic food deprivation. This is a return to levels from almost a decade ago.
  • 20 M In 2017, over 20 million people were on the brink of starvation and in need of humanitarian assistance in East Africa due to the impact of climate change.
  • 5%    For products like Ecuadorian bananas or Indian tea, less than 5% of the price paid by consumers in Europe and the US reach small-scale farmers.
  • 100 M    The World Food Program estimates that giving women farmers more resources could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100-150 million.
  • 1/5    Indigenous Peoples and local communities legally own just one-fifth of the lands they manage collectively and have protected for centuries.

A fairer and sustainable global food system

Advancing the right of people living in poverty to adequate and sustainable livelihoods has been a cornerstone of Oxfam’s work for many decades. Our goal is to enable millions of women and communities on the frontline of the fight against hunger to respond to a changing climate, to become more resilient and productive, and to secure access to the land and natural resources on which they depend.

Join us and people around the world as we demand action from governments and big businesses to cut emissions, to help farmers deal with changing weather and make sure there’s enough good food for us all.

Together, we can win the fight against hunger.