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Irregular rains in 2009 led to a severe lack of pasture, water and a poor harvest in West Africa. Worst affected is Niger where 7.1 million people are at risk. In 2012 the Sahel region of West Africa is once again likely to face a serious food crisis if early and effective action is not taken.
Oxfam is distributing food and supplies to the poorest households, protecting livestock and buying weak livestock from herders at above market levels. Please donate now to help Oxfam's work on this crisis.