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.
cash for work
Oxfam’s Cash for Work (CFW) program is providing short-term employment to vulnerable families in Sindhupalchowk, a severely affected district where more than 3,500 people died and more than 99% houses were damaged.
Winter in Gaza brings new threats to families already hit hard by the recent conflict. Kamel Qasem, father of five, clears storm water drains as part of Oxfam's "cash for work" project: Families earn much-needed income, while reducing the risk of further flooding.
“I used to be able to harvest 100 bundles of millet from my field."
Dadaab refugee camp is currently the world's largest refugee complex, hosting more than 400,000 people.
Oxfam is in a race against time to hand out thousands of winter kits to families still homeless from Pakistan's summer floods – already a challenge as the deluge wrecked roads and bridges. It will get worse when many communities are cut off by blizzards.