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.
All life depends on the planet’s natural resources
Many poor countries are rich in resources such as oil and gold, but still face poverty because of corruption, human rights violations, and a system that does not listen to poor people.
People and climate change are polluting and depleting natural resources on a worrying scale.
We work with farmers and fishers to defend their right to life-sustaining resources. And we campaign so that they will be consulted, to get their fair share of the planning and revenues in oil, gas and mining projects.
Working with partners and allies, we help farmers and communities gain legal title to their land, use environmentally-friendly agriculture and forest management, and defend against pollution and other threats.