Oxfam UK

Extreme weather endangers food security worldwide

Press Release   •   Nov 28, 2011 08:46 GMT

In the last year extreme weather events shocked global markets contributing to soaring wheat prices and imperiling food security in many parts of the world, according to research compiled by Oxfam at the start of the Durban climate talks.

Durban climate talks must deliver action to prevent spiraling hunger

In the last year extreme weather events shocked global markets contributing to soaring wheat prices and

When a weather event drives local or regional price spikes poor people often face a double shock Kelly DentOxfam

Notes to Editors

The Oxfam briefing is available in full here

Contact Information

Ben Grossman-Cohen: +1202-629-6018 or +27 81 5820706 (SA number), bgrossman-cohen@oxfamamerica.org

Georgette Thomas: +44 (0)7824 503108 or +27 81 5820726, GThomas@oxfam.org.uk 

Nthateng Mhlambiso: +27 79 752 4039 NthatengM@oxfam.org.au 

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