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.
Most cocoa workers live below the poverty line of $2 per day. Yet the companies that make your favorite chocolate bars are not doing much to support the women who grow and pick cocoa for them.
Companies are happy to put women front and center in their advertising but not in their supply chains.
This matters because it’s women who most often provide food for their families and those families are going hungry.
And because you buy the bars, you really can change the way those chocolate companies do business.