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.
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Urgent action needed by governments to tackle root causes of crisis at next week's UN Committee for World Food Security
Oxfam’s GROW campaign policy adviser Luca Chinotti said:
Food prices are a matter of life and death to many in the developing world.
Following the dramatic food price increases in 2007–08, an estimated 150 million people joined the ranks of those who go hungry.
The G20 must scrap their most damaging biofuel policies and demand more open information about food stocks as part of urgent measures needed to tackle global food price volatility.