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.
An issue that we face in telling stories from around the world is language. One of the ways of getting around that barrier, and bring stories to life, is through pictures. Over the last couple of days we’ve had some fantastic images that show how amazing Oxfam’s work can be. Here are some of my favourites:
In Burkino Faso they’re talking to university students about GROW issues and one of the ways they’re doing this is with a photo exhibition. I love the images they’ve got – the picture at the top of the page is from there.
Throughout the week I’ve been highlighting some of the great stuff going on the Philippines. But this picture, of a female farmer is amazing (sorry I don’t have more details to share)
In Belgium, Oxfam has been taking to the streets and protesting outside of the meetings of the European Seed Association. The Association is lobbying for more control over how seeds are bought and sold – this would be bad news for the small-scale farmers that we work with.
And in Azerbaijan a strawberry farming project is changing rural women’s lives.
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