Tag: West Africa food crisis

Making a difference in Burkina Faso

In a video blog she recorded while in Burkina Faso for Oxfam recently, former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja describes her visit to Koutoula Yarce village, where she saw a cash-for-work program in action and met an amazing woman called Awa.

Rain and hope in Niger

On her second day in Niger, Oxfam’s Louise Mooney wakes up to much-needed rain, and meets one of Oxfam’s beneficiaries, widowed mother-of-nine Fara, who tells her, “May God help the people of Australia for helping us”.

West Africa: a long-term plan

Louise Mooney is the humanitarian program coordinator for Oxfam Australia’s Africa unit, and is currently in Niger to see how our response to the West Africa food crisis is unfolding. Here, she reports from her first full day in Niamey.

On the ground in West Africa

Oxfam’s Andrew Hewett and former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja are currently visiting Burkina Faso, one of the West African countries experiencing terrible food shortages. On their first day, they visited Mentao refugee camp.

“We are all African”

Some of African most talented musicians, actors and writers have joined forces in support of West Africa, writing a public letter urging world leaders to support the region with emergency aid and long-term investment.

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