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.
This report by the Sahel Working Group discusses the chronic food and nutrition crisis across countries in the Sahel.
Urgent action needed by governments to tackle root causes of crisis at next week's UN Committee for World Food Security
Oxfam’s GROW campaign policy adviser Luca Chinotti said:
Forty percent of the world’s hungry people lived in South Asia even before the food price crisis of 2008.
The region of Turkana in the North of Kenya has gone for over five years without a good rain capable of making the grazing lands grow enough grass to feed the region’s livestock, its sole source of economic livelihood.