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Building on lessons learned the previous year, our early response to the food crisis in the Sahel in 2012 reached almost a million people across Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Chad.

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Harne Waddaye, aged 60, Louga village, Chad. Photo: Oxfam

In a new report, 'Learning the Lessons', international agency Oxfam says that the aid community needs to fundamentally change the way it deals with food crises in the region and help communities to better prepare for recurring emergencies.

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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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Malian refugees arriving in Fassala camp. Photo: Oxfam

The aid effort to help over 147,000 Malian refugees could be overwhelmed as conflict escalates, unless there is a significant shift in the way aid operations are carried out.

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Photos of our humanitarian aid response in northern Mali and in refugee camps in Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania. We're providing basic food, clean water and healthcare.

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Senegalese singer Baaba Maal has visited Mauritanian communities at the center of the current food crisis in the Sahel, to call attention to the humanitarian need there.

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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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Baaba Maal sees the West Africa food crisis firsthand. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Musician Baaba Maal visited Mauritania where a food crisis now affects one in four people across the country. Oxfam is calling for urgent interventions to avoid the worst over the coming months, as well as long-term investments to strengthen the resilience of populations.

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