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.
peace and security
South Sudan is currently facing an acute humanitarian crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity due to an on-going conflict. Millions of people have been displaced and remain in urgent need of aid. With your help we can reach more conflict-affected people with vital assistance.
In the DRC, increasing violence has forced people to flee from their homes, and led to the deaths of almost 1,500 people a day.
The humanitarian crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continues (see ‘The Gaza Strip: A Humanitarian Implosion’).
Oxfam's humanitarian policy notes set out our learning on a wide range of issues affecting humanitarian action around the world.