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Coping with crisis in the Sahel

Desperate measures
  • Food and feed shortage
  • Forced sale
  • Worrying times
  • Malnutrition threat
  • Desperate measures
  • Working on water
  • Vaccinating livestock
  • Cash for work
  • Market garden
  • Time to act

Desperate measures

In these times of food shortages, women are forced to dig up ant nests underneath the ground to rescue the grain the ants have stored. The grain is sifted from the sand and used to help feed their families.

picture credit: © Andy Hall/Oxfam



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