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 understands that many causes of poverty are linked, and uses many tactics to fight poverty and inequality.
When crisis strikes we respond with life-saving support, and help people to rebuild their livelihoods.
Day in and day out we work with our community partners to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive – often by exercising their basic rights as women and men.
And from local communities to the global stage, we call for fairness and justice so that people in poverty can influence the decisions that affect them.