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 January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake struck a densely populated area in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti. Our humanitarian response is among the largest that Oxfam has ever done, with the amount of destruction and logistical challenges being among the worst we have ever faced.
Oxfam is providing support to 1.2 million people in Haiti through our earthquake response and cholera prevention programs. Here's a snapshot of 2010, in pictures.