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Lake Chad’s Unseen Crisis

Since 2009, millions of people in the Lake Chad Basin have been affected by a conflict originating in Nigeria. Over 2.6 million people have been displaced by the violence of Boko Haram, and the following military operations. This paper aims to give voice to them and calls for donors and governments to do much more to provide help.

Aisha, 25 years old, fled with her 3 children after Boko Haram burned down her village and killed her husband. She’s now living among Kabbar Maila, a host community in Maiduguri, where she sought refuge after having spent 18 days in the forest.

Displaced from home: stories of survival and solidarity in Nigeria

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. Most of the displaced families are sheltered by some of the most vulnerable communities. On this World Humanitarian Day, this story aims to give them a voice.

65 million people had been forced to leave their homes by conflict and violence in 2015.

Mediterranean migration crisis: stories from the ground

65 million people had been forced to leave their homes by conflict and violence in 2015. Millions more have left everything behind fleeing disasters. Please explore the stories on the map and act now to make a difference to people on the move.

 

"Let Me In" is the cornerstone of Alicia Keys' We Are Here cultural movement’s campaign to shine a spotlight on the refugee crisis. The short film is a powerful message aimed at raising awareness and supporting We Are Here member organizations Oxfam, Care, and War Child’s ongoing work with people forced to flee their homes.

Syrian refugee children pose for a photograph for Oxfam's #withsyria campaign, Lebanon

Self-Protection and Coping Strategies of Refugees from Syria and Host Communities in Lebanon

This research project aimed to improve Oxfam’s understanding of the protection challenges faced by refugees from Syria as well as the protection concerns arising from the coping strategies that they use to try to meet those challenges, and the issues faced by host communities in Lebanon. The study also looks at the livelihood challenges and coping strategies that can give rise to protection issues, particularly for vulnerable refugee populations. 

A young child walks through Kara Tepe refugee camp, Greece.

Europe, don't let us down

Oxfam and ActionAid have listened to hundreds of refugee and migrant women and men on Lesvos island, in Athens and in the Epirus region of northwest Greece to understand why they fled their countries, what their immediate needs are, and what they plan to do next. Their situation is desperate, but also avoidable.

UN appears to fail Yemen's child victims by bowing to political power

In response to reports that the UN has reviewed the participants of Yemen's conflict blacklisted in last week's UN report on Children and Conflict, Oxfam said: "It appears that political power and diplomatic clout have been allowed to trump the UN's duty to expose those responsible for the killing and maiming of more than a thousand of Yemen's children." 
 
Three of Abeer Al-Sawi’s children stand outside their home in Gaza

Gaza’s electricity outages threaten lives

As the blockade enters its tenth year, the lack of fuel and rolling electricity shortages mean daily life grinds to a halt all too often and most Palestinians in Gaza are sinking into extreme poverty. Unless the blockade is urgently lifted, the UN predicts that Gaza will become unlivable by 2020.

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