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.
In November 2010, a shadow climate tribunal took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Supported by Oxfam, the tribunal was the first of its kind to take place in Bangladesh.
Barek Majhi was a witness at the tribunal. Meet Barek and hear his story.
The climate tribunals are developing the idea that those responsible for climate change, can and should be held accountable through the law. Specifically they explore the possibilities for using national laws to hold governments and other private actors accountable for the impacts of the changing climate on vulnerable communities.
Learn more about shadow climate tribunals supported by Oxfam.