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.
Sonali Bisht is Founder and Advisor to the Institute of Himalayan Environmental Research and Education (INHERE), which works for community-based sustainable development in the central Himalayan region of India. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (EGFAR) and of the Indian government’s Uttarakhand Bio-diversity Board. Sonali is a writer, development worker and advocate.