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 ran special 'cash-for-work' programs to help those whose livelihoods were washed away by last year's devastating floods get back on their feet. Such programs provide people with a much-needed income by paying them to help clean up flood-affected areas and rehabilitate facilities.
Ali Hassan was one participant in the program. In this time-lapse film he collects a check for some of the work he's done, and drives his motorbike to the local town to cash it.
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