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.
Several organizations expressed their concern for the actions that took place in Guatemala on October 4, when seven members of the indigenous K’iche’ community lost their life as a consequence of the disproportionate response to their protests by State security forces who used firearms against the protesters.
This shocking film, from the Polochic Valley in Guatemala, captures in detail what happens when people have their land taken from them. Thank you to CIFCA who helped us make this video.
International aid agency Oxfam is deeply concerned about the escalating violence witnessed across Egypt and strongly condemns the excessive use of force by Egyptian security forces against
Mary Robinson has been Honorary President of Oxfam since 2002.
Oxfam deplores the current violence against protestors in Libya which has led to many hundreds of deaths at the hands of the state security forces.