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.
Sophia Murphy is a widely-published political economist with 20 years experience working on food, agriculture and international development. She is a writer, public speaker, advocate and lecturer. Her recent work includes analysis of food price volatility in international markets, the effects of international trade rules on development and food security, and the implications of corporate concentration in the global food system. Sophia is a consultant and senior advisor to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Trade and Global Governance Program. Find her at @foodresilience.