food crisis

food crisis

Crisis prevention remains a major challenge in West Africa

Given the rapid expansion and recurrence of the food crises in West Africa and the inadequate responses of policy makers and other actors, Oxfam and Bilital Maroobe say it is necessary to rethink the strategies to implement in order to respond to these recurring disasters.

Double disaster hits Niger

Floods and heavy rains across Niger have destroyed crops less than two months before harvest, compounding the country's existing food crisis. Flooding has killed at least six people, left thousands homeless, ruined crops and forced hungry families to crisis point.
Jane Barrett reports from Niger, which is going through a serious food crisis. Herders are desperately trying to feed their animals, but are now resorting to selling their emaciated livestock.

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