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.
Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in 2005, yet southern Sudan remains one of the poorest regions on earth.
There are fears that unless the international community acts now, Sudan could once again face serious instability. Our report Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan from Oxfam calls for immediate action to bolster the fragile peace process.
Caroline Gluck, our Humantarian Press Officer, visited the area in January 2010. Her photos show a people still hoping peace will bring economic benefits and development.