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.
In the first live Glastonbury album of its kind, world-famous musicians will collaborate with the world’s best-loved festival and Oxfam to Stand As One with people forced to flee conflict, disaster and poverty. Pre-order the album here.
African artists, including Oxfam Global Ambassador Baaba Maal, are calling on the African Heads of State to keep their promises made in 2003 Maputo to spend at least 10% of their national budget on agriculture.
We travelled to Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, and made a film about how some Syrian refugees are using music to cope with life in the camps.
Malian musician Afel Bocoum who worked with Damon Albarn on Mali Music Unplugged describes the food crisis affecting his country and the wider Sahel region of West Africa.
Bamako. A brand new track recorded for Mali Music Unplugged -- a special performance from the Sahel with Afel Bocoum and Damon Albarn, to raise awareness of the Sahel food crisis.
Last week, Malian singer and guitarist Afel Bocoum was joined in Mali by British musician Damon Albarn for a unique music project aimed at drawing international attention to the growing humanitarian crisis in Mali and to the regional food crisis in West and Central Africa.
A collective of producers led by Damon Albarn recently visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to produce a new album for Oxfam.