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.
In April 2013, Oxfam embarked in a coordinated collection of stories from five countries to understand people's hopes and aspirations for a united, peaceful and prosperous Africa. Here is our collection of voices from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.
Read the blog: Voices from Africa: the African Union at 50 - with links to photos and personal testimonies of how change is possible