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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'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.
Rains are desperately needed for farmers across the Sahel. But in some places, the rain will also make it very difficult to deliver vital aid.