What Oxfam is doing
For many, the Sahel food crisis of 2012 is over. Now, building resilience to future weather-related crises is priority one.
With the arrival of the harvest across the western Sahel, the food crisis that ravaged the region throughout 2012 eased, and many people have been able to feed their families again.
Oxfam’s response to the crisis has so far assisted more than a million people with programs that included helping people gain access to food and clean water; supporting the health of livestock with fodder, vaccinations, and improved water sources; and aiding refugees from the conflict in Mali.
But our job is not done.
Now, we need to help people get back on their feet and build resilience to future crises, with programs to provide seeds and tools, safe water facilities, improved early-warning systems, and grain-storage banks. And we need to continue supporting and pressuring local and national governments to prioritize the needs of the poorest communities.
Read our blogs about the emergency.