Tagged: Senegal

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As African Union's Heads of State meet in Malabo to discuss agriculture and food security in Africa, more than two million African citizens have called on their leaders to "Invest in our farmers, our food and our futures," and make progress on the Maputo Declaration. 

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Oxfam is urging President Obama and African leaders to make bold commitments to help transform African institutions into models of transparency and accountability.

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Oxfam's six-sided strategy to fight poverty.

Under the title “The Power of People against Poverty”, Oxfam has adopted a new strategic plan that shifts the focus of its work onto the empowerment of people to shape their own future free from poverty.

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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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Bonnie Wright chats with Aissatou and 2 of his sons. Photo: Harry Borden/Oxfam

Bonnie Wright, known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, recently visited Senegal with us in July to see firsthand how the food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa is affecting vulnerable communities, and to learn about what Oxfam’s doing to support them.

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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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Bonnie Wright Oxfam Ambassador visited Senegal in July 2012 to shed light on the food crisis affecting the Sahel region of West Africa. She looks at how Oxfam and you can help make a difference. www.sahel2012.org

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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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