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.
As we reported in the one-year progress report, Oxfam raised approximately $98 million for its three-year earthquake response pr
In years of responding to disasters, the destruction and logistical challenges caused by Haiti’s earthquake which struck on 12 January 2010, were among the worst Oxfam has ever encountered.
As we come to the end of 2009 and the closure of Oxfam’s tsunami response, it is an appropriate time to reflect on what was achieved, and what lessons are to be drawn from Oxfa