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.
Syria's humanitarian crisis is dramatically deteriorating.
The UN estimates that nearly four million people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance. There are now more than 1.3 million refugees who have fled to neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan – with record numbers arriving in January.
Oxfam is responding to urgent needs inside Zaatari camp, Jordan, which houses more than 100,000 refugees (though there is a lot of movement in and out of the camp).
Read more: Crisis in Syria
Figures updated 17 April 2013.