Food Crisis in Sahel - Updates

8 July 2010
Ten leading aid agencies today called for a 'surge' in the humanitarian effort to help 10 million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.
21 June 2010
Irregular rains in 2009 have led to a severe lack of pasture, water and a poor harvest in Niger. Oxfam is distributing food and supplies and buying weak livestock from herders at above market levels.
Food crisis in Niger – photo gallery
7 May 2010
A structural vulnerability, the lack of rain and crop failure is leaving the central area of Chad in a critical situation of food security. Resources are scarce and ever more pressing needs.
The effects of drought in Chad – photo gallery
5 May 2010
Scarcity of water is making it almost impossible to grow food in Gao, Mali. The international community must act now to help the people facing a food crisis in West Africa.
Children and animals draw water from wells.
20 April 2010
In the village of Djaya in Chad, more than 20 women dig the earth at the village entrance. Everyone calls them the “termitières” because they are experts at finding the anthills that have the most seeds in the area.
Amne, one of the “termitières”. Credit: Cristina Vazquez/Intermón Oxfam