One of the coping strategies for families struggling with the food crisis in West Africa--digging for grain hidden away by ants--requires a huge amount of physical energy.
The stories, said Ismail, are in their eyes. Ismail Abdalla Algazouli is an Oxfam colleague in Khartoum, Sudan, who spoke to me recently when he returned from a trip to the war-torn state of South Kordofan. He is a security officer whose job is to ensure the safety of our staff, partners, and programs, […]
Photographs from the far eastern region of Senegal, where farmers struggle to eat, and get ready to plant crops.
As the rainy season approaches, farmers struggle to prepare.
"Without the garden we would not be able to survive."-- Maka Djibo
Livestock play a crucial role in Senegal's rural economy.
Drought, high food, prices, entrenched poverty, and regional conflict have combined to threaten millions of people with hunger in the Sahel region of Central and West Africa.
Oxfam is launching programs across the Sahel, aiming to help one million people sustain their families and way of life.
This just came to us from Kenny Rae, a public health engineer currently working in southern Ethiopia helping to rehabilitate water systems. “As with other pastoralist families in Dire district in Southern Ethiopia, 10-year-old Guyo Hamadi and his family are traveling with their herd of cattle in an increasingly more difficult search for water and […]