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.
José Graziano da Silva
José Graziano da Silva is Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Graziano da Silva led the team that designed and implemented Brazil’s "Zero Hunger" (Fome Zero) program that helped lift 28 million people out of extreme poverty. In his 30 years working on rural development, food security, and agrarian economics, he has written and edited 26 books. Find him on Twitter at @grazianodasilva.