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Sahel food crisis 2012: drought response in Mauritania

Mauritania, 2012. Aissata Abdoul Diop, a member of the Diawoud community women's cooperative, showing how the maize ears have dried in the drought stricken garden. Due to lack of rain and rising food prices, people living in the Mauritanian Sahel were threatened by severe food insecurity in 2012.

Oxfam worked in the construction of irrigation and drainage of water to ensure this vital resource to its inhabitants.

 

Read more about Oxfam's response to the Sahel 2012 food crisis: www.oxfam.org/en/sahel

 

Oxfam's report: www.oxfam.org/en/policy/learning-lessons

 

Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

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Taken on March 2, 2012