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.
Aid experts report a scene of utter devastation in Haiyan hit Philippines.
We have dispatched a team of experts on the ground in the Philippines today after typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) hit on 8 November to assess the water, public health and sanitation conditions of those affected.
Statement from Felipe Ramiro, acting country director of Oxfam in the Philippines on impact of super typhoon Haiyan:
The 2011 drought across the Horn of Africa was, in some places, the worst to hit the region for 60 years. Three countries were hit by the drought: Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
A year has passed since the first news reports alerted the world to unnaturally heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan’s north-western province of Kyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), a region already ravaged
The monsoon floods that began in Pakistan in July 2010 caused a colossal disaster, affecting between 18 - 20 million people.