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.
When aid is used to support developing country budgets, provided long-term and without unecessary strings attached, governments in developing countries can make effective plans to help the poorest people in their country.
Aid makes a real difference to the lives of the poorest people around the world. It is a vital way to help to lift millions of people out of poverty. This short animation explains why.
Companies around the world are increasingly concerned about the impacts that their businesses have on societies in their home countries as well as abroad.
Berhanu Beyene, a soft spoken 45-year old coffee grower in Werka, Yirgacheffe, says what is good for the environment is also good for business.