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.
Dr. Julio A. Berdegué
Dr. Julio A. Berdegué, a Mexican national, is Principal Researcher at Rimisp (Latin American Center for Rural Development), Santiago, Chile. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Science from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. At Rimisp he coordinates the Collaborative Program on Rural Territorial Dynamics, a research-based policy advice and capacity-development program for rural economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability in eleven Latin American countries.