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.
Oxfam has airlifted 47 tons of vital water supply and hygiene materials to Somalia's capital Mogadishu, as we scale up our humanitarian response to the East Africa food crisis.
Supplies included water tanks and pipes to set up water points across the capital city as well as tons of soap bars and 12,000 jerry cans so people can carry and store water. There is sufficient aid to reach over 120,000 people.
Across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, Oxfam has reached more than 1.3 million people with humanitarian aid, and we are aiming to reach 3 million people through a $99 million program.
Please donate now to Oxfam's East Africa Food Crisis Appeal.