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.
Food prices are going up. Prices of rice, corn, and wheat have all reached record highs. This is a big threat to poor people in developing countries, but it may also be an opportunity. There is a need for urgent global action. This briefing provides a wide range of recommendations for developed and developing nations to help ensure ensure that the poorest consumers are protected from high and volatile food prices.