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.
We have been working with Hijra as partners since 2007 to provide livelihood support to people in Mogadishu. This work to help the people of Somalia continues. Mulki, a former national women's basketball player has been a beneficiary.
“I’ve been fetching water from a nearby shallow well, by using leaky plastic packets,” Medina explained, a displaced mother of two.