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.
Millennium Development Goals
On 6 December 2006, the UN General Assembly first voted to work towards an Arms Trade Treaty to protect civilians worldwide from irresponsible arms transfers.
Climate-related shocks are affecting the lives of millions of poor people with increasing frequency and severity.
User fees for health care are a life or death issue for millions of people in poor countries. Too poor to pay, women and children are paying with their lives.