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.
Four experts kick off the conversation by answering this question. And they ask you to do the same on Youtube, Facebook.com/controlarms, or on twitter.com/controlarms.
The experts include:
- Kathi Lynn Austin, arms trafficking investigator, director of Conflict Awareness Project.
- Ishmael Beah, ex child soldier, author of "A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a Boy Soldier".
- Paul Conroy, war photographer, recently injured while working in Syria.
- Stuart Franklin Platt, Rear Admiral US Navy (ret.), author of "Letters From the Front Line"
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Oxfam is a founding member of the Control Arms coalition. This film was produced for Control Arms by www.cyprianfilmsny.com