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 International is delighted to announce the formal appointment of Guatemala’s former Minister of Finance Dr. Juan Alberto Fuentes as its new chair.
Nitin Desai, a widely respected economist and international leader on sustainable development, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees of Oxfam International.
This is the first ever international climate hearing and it took place inside the conference centre at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Former Irish President and UN High Commissioner summerises the hearing and gives the official verdict.
Oxfam International was formed in 1995 by a group of independent non-governmental organizations.