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.
Three months after floods devastated Pakistan, cases of disease are increasing and in the worst-hit region, the southern province of Sindh, large areas remain underwater.
At the same time, funds for the UN flood appeal are drying up and threatening the aid and reconstruction effort. As winter approaches, seven million people are still without adequate shelter.
This footage from Oxfam's Caroline Gluck, taken in Sindh province in mid-October, shows clearly how some communities remain surrounded by flood waters.
In Sindh province, more than one million people are displaced, their homes damaged or destroyed. Many farmers will not be able to plant winter crops. Government officials say some of the worst-affected areas could take up to six months to dry out.
Oxfam and our partners are currently helping more than 1.4 million people in Pakistan, providing water and sanitation, distributing hygiene and shelter kits and cash vouchers so that families can purchase basic food items.