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.
When one family in a community receives food during a distribution, many others often share a portion of it.
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In the face of a looming food crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, Oxfam is supporting an array of projects, including women-run cooperative market gardens.
'We've stayed on our ancestors' land and we've put up with everything, but if rain doesn't come, life would turn into a nightmare," says Koubra Hamid.
With harvests still weeks away, Oxfam is increasingly concerned about the situation in western Chad.