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.
Leka'a is a young Syrian woman. She is one of over 100,000 refugees from Syria coping with life in Za'atari refugee camp. She kindly shared her story - of pain and hope - with us.
More than 1.6 million* refugees have now fled violence in Syria and are in desperate need of shelter, food and water. Over half of them are children. Oxfam urgently needs your help to reach up to 650,000 people with emergency relief in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.
* As of June 2013, the UN had registered more than 1.4 million refugees with more than 200,000 people awaiting registration.