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Aisha, 25 years old, fled with her 3 children after Boko Haram burned down her village and killed her husband. She’s now living among Kabbar Maila, a host community in Maiduguri, where she sought refuge after having spent 18 days in the forest.

A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by some of the most vulnerable communities. This story aims to give them a voice.

It is thought that between 80,000 and 150,000 people crossed the harsh and arid desert zone in northeastern Niger on their way to Europe in 2015.

More than 7,000 people trying to reach Italy have died in the central Mediterranean since 2014. Much less is known however about those who have died trying to reach the sea, crossing the endless desert zone in northeastern Niger. In the city of Agadez, young migrants live basically locked in a clandestine ghetto, waiting to take the next truck to the Libyan border.

One person in three in the world lives in poverty.

Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

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The organization “Madres de Soacha” has been denouncing disappearances and extrajudicial executions throughout Colombia's conflict. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

The peace process in Colombia is well underway. José María Vera, Director of Oxfam Intermón, shares the hopes of Colombia's people as they move forward after decades of conflict.