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.
The worst floods in decades in Northern Pakistan are affecting nearly 14 million people. Huge areas have been swamped by contaminated water – clean water and sanitation is critical now to prevent the spread of diseases.
Oxfam is aiming to reach at least 1.1 million people with clean water, sanitation kits and hygiene supplies. Our emergency response includes trucking water and installing tanks to help prevent the spread of water-borne diseases. We are also planning to provide hygiene kits to help people who have lost everything in the floods, as well as cooked food and running cash-for-work programs.