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.
World Bank announces $1.88 billion for the Horn of Africa
Oxfam’s Caroline Pearce said:
"Oxfam is very pleased to see this new commitment to help deal with the desperate food crisis in the horn of Africa - and particularly the fact that much of this assistance is badly needed long-term investment to help prevent future crises."
Note: Oxfam's own humanitarian efforts in the horn and east of Africa aim to reach 3.5 million people suffering from severe hunger.
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