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.
What do Haitians want? On March 12th, 2010, film students from Haiti's only film school Cine Institute in Jacmel, in partnership with Oxfam and FilmAid, asked Haitians about their priorities for rebuilding their country.
According to the survey, the most pressing needs are: jobs, schools and homes.
Meet three of the people they asked:
- Jean Beleque an unemployed construction worker,
- Caliksta Mara who is a resident of Pinchinat Tent City, and
- Michelet Divers, a professor of literature.
Download the report: Haiti: A Once-in-a-Century Chance for Change
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In detail: What Oxfam is doing in Haiti
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