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.
The FSNAU has announced that the famine status in Somalia has ended.
In response to the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability report presented to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Addis Ababa today, Sarah Best of Oxfam said:
Senait Gebregziabher, Oxfam Country Director for Somalia said:
Oistein Thorsen, humanitarian campaigner at Oxfam International said:
Kirsten Hagon, Oxfam’s Head of Office in New York said:
The UN announcing famine in parts of Somalia, the first in the region in the 21st century, must be an urgent wake up call to the rest of the world, Oxfam said.