Tagged: Burkina Faso

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Louki Abdraman has lost most of his camels, in Chad. Photo: Andy Hall/Oxfam

Some 13 million people are at severe risk from a food crisis which is set to escalate into a full scale humanitarian emergency in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa if urgent action is not taken.

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Estimates of people in need of assistance in the Sahel increases to over 11 million people, as agency warns humanitarian efforts need to be stepped up in the coming weeks.

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Theses photos, taken at the end of 2011 in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad, show the extent of the food crisis people are already facing. But by investing now in the ability of vulnerable populations to cope, the worst impacts of the Sahel food crisis can still be avoided.

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Moussa Sow and Armand Traore join the match against hunger. Photo: Oxfam

On the eve of the 2012 African Cup of Nations, more than 25 footballers have spoken out in solidarity with millions of people facing hunger across their region.

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Fatna Bakhit, 22, relies on market gardening to feed her family. Photo: Oxfam

Millions of people in West Africa could be protected from a serious food crisis if preparations are scaled up across West Africa, Oxfam said today.

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The Sahel Working Group, a consortium of International NGOs, today launched a report evaluating the responses to the 2005 and 2010 food crises, concluding that the Sahel is “in a state of permanent crisis” requiring smarter and earlier investment in the region.

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Ahead of a high level Global Partnership for Education (GPE) meeting in Copenhagen today, Oxfam has called for rich country donors and the World Bank to put money on the table for basic education.

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