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.
The decline in new Ebola cases is good news and it makes sense for President Obama to withdraw US troops, but the fight's not over yet. We must stay vigilant and support people in affected countries until West Africa reaches zero new cases.
In response to the speech by President Obama at Ban Ki-moon’s UN Climate Summit, Raymond C. Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America said,
International agency Oxfam warned that today’s announcement of the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" focuses too heavily on the role of the private sector to tackle the complex challenges of food insecurity in the developing world.