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 is at the G8 Summit this year urging world leaders to stop bluffing on aid commitments and deliver on their promises!
Here, Oxfam's Big Heads are at Cercle de jeu Clichy, Montmartre in Paris. Oxfam's Emma Seery sets the scene. Follow Oxfam's updates from the 2001 G8 Summit in France at http://www.oxfam.org/g8-2011, or follow all the Oxfam staff tweeting there.