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.
Theses photos, taken at the end of 2011 in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad, show the extent of the food crisis people are already facing. But by investing now in the ability of vulnerable populations to cope, the worst impacts of the Sahel food crisis can still be avoided.
More than 13 million people are still affected by the crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Oxfam today called on governments to inject significant levels of aid into Yemen so that the country's poorest and most vulnerable benefit from this tentative move to reform.
About innovative financing for development and climate change
EU Finance Ministers today agreed their common position for the upcoming G20 Finance Ministers meeting on 14-15 October in Pa