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.
Climate change is the single biggest threat to our chances of winning the fight against hunger.
Everyone has the right to enough food to eat. But extreme weather and unreliable seasons are playing havoc with farming, destroying harvests, pushing food prices up and food quality down.
Farmers are struggling to cope and for nearly a billion of the world’s poorest people – those who did the least to cause climate change – it’s getting even harder to feed their families.
Here are some examples from around the world, where farmers and families are fighting back, adapting to the changing climate, to protect their crops and livestock.