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.
Nidhi Tandon is based in Toronto, Canada where she works as an independent consultant. Nidhi is a social activist, animator and writer working with women and with marginalized communities to raise their voices in a globalized economy. For the past twenty years she has been specializing in enhancing women’s livelihoods in developing countries, in particular in East and West Africa and in the Caribbean. She has published critical pieces on the impact of the bio-fuel industry on food security and women’s farming livelihoods, implications of land grab on peasant land rights, and on the immediate climate-related challenges that women farmers manage.