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 reaction to UN announcement of 100,000 deaths in Syria Crisis
The UN announced that up to 100,000 have died as a result of the Syria crisis.
Claire Seaward, Campaigns and Advocacy Manager for Oxfam's Syria Response: “One hundred thousand deaths is a horrific milestone in a conflict that has reached a staggering scale with eight million Syrians desperately in need of aid and almost 1.8 million forced to flee to neighboring countries.
"Behind the shocking statistics there is incredible human suffering and hardship yet the promised peace talks seem as far away as ever. The world cannot continue to look away - there must be greater international efforts to find a political solution and stop the bloodshed.