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.
With short-term work projects, grants, and loans Oxfam is helping Haitian families get back on their feet.
Oxfam has engaged people for a total 25,319 work days in cash-for-work programs to enable them to earn money and do a job that will help clean up their environment -- such as removing rubble, clearing drains, and digging ditches to carry rainwater away from landslide-prone areas.
Oxfam has given cash grants of between $125 - $250 to a total of 23,374 families. Oxfam prioritizes women in our cash grants projects, to help them start small businesses, along with business management and training to help them become self-sufficient.
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