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.
Yemen is at the crossroads of humanitarian catastrophe international aid agency Oxfam said today in reaction to new figures from the World Food Programme, which showed a radical increase in the number of people facing severe hunger in the country.
Oxfam today called on governments to inject significant levels of aid into Yemen so that the country's poorest and most vulnerable benefit from this tentative move to reform.
In response to donor commitments announced at the Global Partnership for Education replenishment meeting in Copenhagen today, Oxfam’s Education Policy Advisor, Katie Malouf Bous, said:
Despite its vital importance, West African agriculture is characterized by low productivity and beset with economic, social and environmental limitations.