Boko Haram

Boko Haram

Chad: The forgotten people within a silent crisis

More than 335,000 people continue to go hungry in the Lake Region of Chad – a place where only ten doctors are currently working and the international community has only funded $40m of a $121m humanitarian appeal.

The conflict between Boko Haram and the military operations to defeat it is causing one of the worst humanitarian crises in Africa. In Chad, 350,000 people are in danger of starvation due to failing food supplies, losing their animals, their lands and crops, and being unable to carry out activities like fishing.
Oxfam’s studies on the crisis in the North-east reveal that alongside shocking levels of violence against women, men have been killed, abducted or detained during the conflict.

Missing men and boys, Nigeria’s unfolding tragedy

Since the beginning of the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin region in 2009, thousands of men and boys have been killed, captured or arbitrarily arrested in north-eastern Nigeria. These tragic stories are unfolding away from the headlines, as the crisis continues to affect thousands of people. Learn more and help us provide life-saving support to those who need it most.

Andrew, a once industrious man; who could take care of his 17 children and 4 wives, lost the lower part of his arms when he was caught-up in the conflict in his village in Borno State, Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater / Oxfam

Lake Chad Basin crisis: Building resilience in the face of neglect

Andrew, once an industrious farmer from Pulka, Borno Estate, in Nigeria, found his life turned upside down when he was caught up in the conflict with Boko Haram and other armed groups in 2012. He and his family are becoming resilient and have learned to adapt to the challenges thanks to an "Unconditional Cash Program" supported by Oxfam.

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