Tag: sahel

28 November 2012 | Richard Casson

As UN climate talks continue in Qatar this week, here's a look at some of what made 2012 another year of extreme weather, with impacts often seen on the food we eat and the farmers who grow it around the world. 

FACT: June 2012 was the 328th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average

16 October 2012 | Katia Maia

Today is World Food Day (WFD) and for Oxfam this is a day to mark the fact that one in eight of us still go to bed hungry every night. That is more than the population of the US, EU and Canada combined.

27 January 2012 | Mark Fried

The spectre of hunger is again stalking the people of the western Sahel, at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. Thanks to the early-warning systems funded by Canada and other donors, we now know that a major food crisis is brewing. We know in time to head it off.

23 June 2010 | Caroline Gluck

Niger is at the center of the current food crisis in West Africa. Oxfam's Caroline Gluck reports from the rural areas around Niamey.

21 May 2010 | Jane Barrett

In the first of three blogs, Jane Barrett meets the herders selling their animals to buy grain, and Oxfam’s partners working to support them, during the current West Africa food crisis.

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