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Louki is a pastoralist in Bahr el Gazal, Chad. He explains that the bad quality of water from non renovated wells causes intestinal worms and mouth ulcers to his camels: they die within 10 days.

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Vaccination scheme helps many people who rely on their animals in the Guera region of Chad to earn a living. In Chad, 13 out of 22 regions could be affected by this food crisis: some 2.4 million people don't have always enough to eat.

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In 2012 countries across the Sahel region are once again facing a serious food crisis. This ecologically fragile region is becoming increasingly vunerable to insufficient rainfall, and fluctuating animal and food prices that are affecting millions of pastoral and agro-pastoralists across this region of Africa.

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Oxfam's Fred Perraut reports from Chad, one of several countries across the Sahel facing serious food shortages. Oxfam aims to reach around 1 million people with our emergency response.

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Children and animals draw water from wells.

Scarcity of water is making it almost impossible to grow food in Gao, Mali. The international community must act now to help the people facing a food crisis in West Africa.

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Meingatu Nesayo separating sheep that have just returned to Noomunye. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

In late 2006, 1,000 pastoralist households were evicted by the Government in Southern Tanzania abitrarily. The Joint Oxfam Livelihoods Initiative in Tanzania and its allies in the Pastoralism and Land Group instituted a campaign.

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Farah Mahdi Ibrahim separating a goat kid from its mother after finishing the morning milking at her grandfather Egeh Hassan’s homestead in Wado Makahiil, Somaliland. Credit: David Levene/Oxfam

Pastoralists in the East Africa region are well placed to adapt to climate, with investment in appropriate policies, Oxfam said today.

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