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.
Pat Mooney is the co-founder and executive director of ETC group -- an international civil society organization headquartered in Canada with offices in Ethiopia, Mexico, Philippines and USA. Since 1977, ETC group has focused on the role of new technologies on the lives and livelihoods of marginalized peoples around the world. Pat Mooney is the author or co-author of several books on the politics of biotechnology and biodiversity.