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.
Ms. Rokeya Kabir is Founder and Executive Director of Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS). She is a frontline activist for women’s and human rights in Bangladesh, with more than thirty years of professional experience in the field. In recognition of her work, she was nominated as one of the "1,000 Women for Peace" for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2005. The BNPS is one of the principal women's organizations in Bangladesh and has directly served, since 1986, about 100,000 women.