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.
A major earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the richter scale, struck the impoverished nation of Haiti on Tuesday 12 January.
The quake is the most powerful to hit the Caribbean country in 200 years and is a devastating blow for Haitians who were already struggling to survive.
Oxfam has approximately 200 staff in Haiti, and we are flying in up to 10 tons of water, sanitation, health and shelter equipment, valued at around $114,000, on a specially-stripped British Airways flight to Santa Domingo.