second World War inspired a group
set up the
Oxford Committee forFamine
campaigned for grain ships
through the Allied naval
malnutrition have remainedpriority
A Food shortage soon turned into famine.Thousands died in Athens and other Greekcities. In the mountain villages where manybuildings had been destroyed, families sleptin the open, scavenging what they could.This homeless family lived near the Bulgarianborder, existing on potatoes.4 Malnutrition waswidespread amongAfrican children inSouth Africa's citiesin the 1950s.Oxfam assisted manyfeeding schemes forover 15 years. ThePietermaritzburg andDistrict MalnutritionRelief Organisation(PADMRO) providedmilk for primaryschool children withOxfam help.This child helped Oxfam'sHunger £Million appeal in1963,appearing in adsand on posters.A
The Congo famine hitthe tabloid headlinesand donations pouredin to the OxfordCommittee.Some funds werechannelled to theUnited NationsOperation in theCongo for relieffeeding.A Children wait for relief food - Botswana drought, 1965.