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.
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was hit by the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in 200 years. More than 220,000 people were killed; 300,000 injured and more than one million made homeless.
Three years on, over one million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid according to the United Nations.
During the first year of the humanitarian response we helped 500,000 people by providing access to sanitation and water in camps.
Gradually, we shifted to working in communities rather than camps, identifying and engaging with Haitian organizations as partners in initiatives to strengthen citizen participation. We also work in Disaster Risk Reduction by training local protection committees.
This gallery offers an insight into how the situation has evolved during this time.
Published 14 January 2013