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.
Delivering quality aid is not just about giving the right amount; it's about giving it in the right way.
Good aid needs to be targeted at the poorest people. It needs to be used for providing public services schools, hospitals, police forces, democratic institutions and promoting rights for women in developing countries.
So, when aid is used to support developing country budgets, provided long-term and without unecessary strings attached, governments in developing countries can make effective plans to help the poorest people in their country.
And that is aid that really can change lives.
This film has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union.
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