Tagged: Sahel food crisis

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Focus group with Oxfam in Douentza, Mali. Photo: Habibatou Gologo/Oxfam

As Mali endeavors to re-establish peace and territorial integrity in the North, Malians are still struggling to pick up their lives after a devastating drought, a conflict, and massive displacement.

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In 2012, Oxfam continued to fight poverty and deep rooted injustice. 

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Devastating floods in Niger are affecting more than 500,000 people, most of whose basic needs are not being met. We're providing household kits including soap, mats and mosquito nets, and water and sanitation provisions to almost 40,000 people.

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Aissatou Kanle with his family and Bonnie Wright. Photo: Harry Borden /Oxfam

Last week, British actor Bonnie Wright, best known for her role in the Harry Potter films, travelled to Senegal with Oxfam to draw attention to the growing humanitarian crisis in the country and to the wider food crisis across the Sahel region of West Africa.

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Bamako. A brand new track recorded for Mali Music Unplugged -- a special performance from the Sahel with Afel Bocoum and Damon Albarn, to raise awareness of the Sahel food crisis.

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Damon Albarn and Afel Bocoum perform together in Bamako. Photo: Simon Phipps/Oxf

Last week, Malian singer and guitarist Afel Bocoum was joined in Mali by British musician Damon Albarn for a unique music project aimed at drawing international attention to the growing humanitarian crisis in Mali and to the regional food crisis in West and Central Africa.

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