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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.

Free education is one of the strongest weapons in the fight against inequality, benefiting everyone in society, but the poorest youth most of all. Photo: Dustin Barter/Oxfam

Generational inequality has grown at an alarming rate, paralleling the rise in the gap between rich and poor. Despite their potential and strength in numbers, youth continue to be culturally and politically marginalized. With the support of their elders however, they could be instrumental in finding solutions to the challenges of poverty.

Achieving gender equality in land ownership would empower women and give them greater influence over the way that land is used. In the picture: Luz Evelia Godines Solano, a coffee farmer from Nicaragua.

Did you know that 90% of Africa’s rural land is undocumented, leaving rural communities vulnerable to land-grabbing? It's a matter of human rights. It's their land.  Join our collective effort to make a difference not just for Indigenous Peoples and local communities but for the health of the environment and ending poverty and inequality.

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Mary Robinson visita  la comunidad de Langue, en Honduras.

Small communities in the dry corridor in Honduras are the most affected. The drought has affected livelihoods, specially women´s, and has brought an economic crisis for many homes and migration to already overpopulated cities. Mary Robinson, United Nations special envoy for El Niño and climate change, met some women in Lange, Honduras.

Le camp de Zataari, en Jordanie, accueille environ 80 000 réfugiés syriens. La moitié d'entre eux ont moins de 18 ans. Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

Josephine Liebl, Oxfam’s global policy lead on displacement, looks ahead to the UN Summit in New York in September – and looks back on a heady few weeks negotiating its outcome. While it goes some way, the Summit is the start of a long process and not the delivery of the solutions the world is waiting for.