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Hadiza Mazou receives her cash payment, village of Bermo, Niger. Photo: Fatoumat

Millions of people across the Sahel will be left hungry in the coming months unless multi-million dollar funding shortage for crisis response is filled, aid agencies warn.

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Oxfam today calls for greater scrutiny and control of the funding for development channeled through financial intermediaries such as private equity funds, banks and credit agencies.

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Aldaoula Banounassane cooks their first meal in 3 days. Photo: Fatoumata Diabate

The current food crisis in Niger is likely to escalate into a full-scale humanitarian emergency if urgent action is not taken, international agency Oxfam warned today. Already, 1.9 million people are at severe risk, and by April, this number could rise to 3.5 million people if help doesn’t come now, according to the National Early Warning System.

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Oxfam handed out vouchers to families in Flinigue, Aug2010. Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

According to a recent field study conducted in communities in western and eastern Niger, between 70 and 90 per cent of people estimate their food stocks will run out before the next harvest, creating an imminent ‘hunger gap’.

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Svetlana Maksimova, a female farmer, started her farm in 1997 several years after collapse of Soviet Union when Russia was going through economic and political turmoil.

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Oxfam Ambassador and photographer Helena Christensen is back from Turkana, Northern Kenya -- one of the many regions in the Horn of Africa that have been affected by the severe drought that has put over 13 million people at risk.

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