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. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Why climate change is making people hungry
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 making people hungry – and why we need you to take action.
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.
How people are already fighting back
As temperatures rise, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe. Farmers are struggling to cope. And nearly a billion of the world’s poorest people – people who did the least to cause climate change – are finding it even harder to feed their families.
From adapting to changing weather in South America to cooking smart in Europe, millions of people around the world are already taking action on climate change in their own lives.
At Oxfam, we’re already working around the world to respond. We’re helping farmers in Thailand build irrigation and drainage systems so crops can thrive during droughts and long rainy seasons. We’re supporting farmers in Malawi to rotate crops based on weather patterns. We’re working with coastal farmers in Vietnam to plant mangroves to protect against storm waves.
But the world is not adequately prepared to deal with the impacts of climate change. So we need meaningful action now from governments and big businesses.