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.
During 2009, the lack of rain and subsequent crop failure left the central area of Chad in a critical situation of food insecurity.
Resources were already scarce, and the 2011 drought, on top of poor infrastructure, like lack of wells, means that needs are ever more pressing.
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