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.
Hunger is a reality that still affects many people around the world. Every night, one person in eight goes to bed hungry. The Sahel region of West Africa is experiencing its fourth food crisis since 2005.
In partnership with the Pan-African Film Festival (FESPACO) Oxfam and partners have launched the video contest "Generation Without Hunger."
The goal: to challenge governments and donors to be the last generation to witness hunger.
It's part of the GROW campaign for a future where everyone on the planet will have enough to eat, always.
We aim to get at least 200 videographers -- in both amateur and professional categories -- from around the world to post videos from 90 to 180 seconds, asking their leaders to break this cycle of food crises and ensure that their generation is “the last one to witness hunger!”
Want to take part? Just use your mobile phone, your tablet computer, your camera, your webcam, or your video camera to film.
You may have the chance to come to see it in person at a special screening held at the FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso!
You have until January 15, 2013 to send your videos.
For more information, visit www.generationwithouthunger.com
Any questions write to email@example.com
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