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.
Oxfam welcomes Kenyan government's announcement that the Ifo II camp will be allowed to open
Oxfam welcomes the Kenyan government's announcement that the Ifo II camp will be allowed to open. There is no time to waste as every day more people arrive from Somalia, fleeing the drought and conflict. They are walking for days or weeks across the desert and arrive weak and malnourished, and the sooner aid can be provided the more lives can be saved. Oxfam water systems and latrines are in place and ready to use as soon as the refugees can move in.
Alun McDonald, in Nairobi, Kenya, mob: +254 73666 6663 ; office: +254 202820147, email@example.com, @alunmcdonald