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.
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An estimated 90,000 people have fled to Nyriol County and its surrounds since conflict started in South Sudan.
A year after the fighting started in South Sudan the country remains in a severe food crisis with up to 2.5m people estimated to be at risk of hunger if the conflict continues, Oxfam warned today.
Lack of fuel to cook food was one of the greatest challenges facing the people housed at the United Nations camp in Juba, South Sudan before February 2014. This has all changed since we started to provide fuel efficient stoves and charcoal.
The cost of weather-related disasters in the five years since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is almost half a trillion dollars ($490 billion) – three times more than for the whole of the 1970s.
Oxfam analyzes the commitments being brought by government and corporate sector leaders to the Climate Summit and reveals that they fall short of what is urgently needed.
Our friends at Africa Research Institute have developed a useful timeline to track the development of the food crisis in Somalia month by month.
The leaders of South Sudan have failed to set aside their differences, and fighting continues to ravage the country as a famine looms.
In the middle of 2011 a massive food crisis hit East Africa and the first famine of the 21st century was declared in Somalia.
Welcoming UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's visit to South Sudan, Oxfam's Country Director Cecilia Millan said: