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. Vandana Shiva
Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy. In 1982, she founded the research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement in India to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993).