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.
We are in the midst of the single biggest attack in the world today on people’s identity, rights, livelihoods and security, as well as our environment. They cannot afford to lose this fight, nor can we.
Decades-old tensions between local famers in Wau and pastoralists from neighboring areas ignited in late 2012, leaving thousands displaced. Many of those forced to flee are farmers who relied heavily on their land for income and from whom the people of Wau relied for food.
We are providing training and financial aid to 80 rural women in the banana farming group. We are also helping farmers connect to bigger markets outside of their village.
The Mitr Pohl group is the largest Thai manufacturer and exporter of sugar. They made a huge promotion to local sugar cane farmers with strong figures but in reality many farmers ended up with huge debts, some are now being offered training and support by the Lao Federation of Trade Unions.
In Nanga, Laos, small farmers are struggling to sell their fruit and vegetables but under the guidance of an Oxfam partner, farming families have found a way to stand out from the crowd by organic farming.
In response to the World Bank’s statement to
We want a fairer and more sustainable global food system so that everyone has enough to eat, always.
Agriculture in Haiti has suffered three decades of crisis and institutional neglect.
International aid agency Oxfam and leading West African farmers network ROPPA today welcomed an initial forecast of an improved harvest in the Sahel region but warned governments and the UN that the food crisis is far from over.