West Africa 2012 Media gallery

Cooking food in temporary camp in Niger, West Africa

Malian women cooking near their makeshift shelters in the village of Sinégodar, Niger. Many refugees have fled to Niger as a result of the West African food crisis.

Credit: Souradja Mahaman/CRS

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Malnutrition is a great concern in the West Africa food crisis

St Augustine Health Centre, Niamey, Niger, treats about 200 people – mostly small children – for malnutrition each week. It normally takes just 21 days to cure a severely malnourished child.

Credit: Nick Harrop/CAFOD

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Temporary shelter in the West Africa crisis

Makeshift shelters made with sticks, blankets and plastic sheeting are the only means of shade or warmth for many of the Malian refugees who have fled the West African food crisis situation in Niger.

Credit: Catholic Relief Services

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Women carrying water in Niger, West Africa

Women carrying home water in Miel, Abala district, Niger, where the Caritas network is helping improve village wells that now must serve Malian refugees as well as local people affected by the Sahel crisis.

Credit: Catholic Relief Services

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Improving food security in Senegal

Women tend to vegetables in the village of Batamar, Senegal. The Caritas network has supported the development of market gardens to promote food security.

Credit: Caritas Switzerland

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Building latrines to aid sanitation needs

Trench latrines being built as short-term toilets for Malian refugees in Niger to address emergency health and sanitation needs.

Credit: Catholic Relief Services

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Food for work programs helping people through the crisis in Mali

In Mali, the Caritas network is supporting the construction and repair of dams and water storage facilities through a 'Food-for-Work' program to help people through the food crisis in West Africa.

Credit: Caritas Switzerland

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Delivering hygiene aid kits in Niger

A Malian refugee receiving her hygiene kit in Kizamou, Abala district, Niger. The Caritas network is distributing hygiene kits to thousands of families affected by the West African 2012 crisis.

Credit: Catholic Relief Services

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Malian refugee family receives hygiene kits

A Malian refugee family near the Mali-Niger border receives hygiene kits distributed by the Caritas network to help in the West Africa food crisis.

Credit: Catholic Relief Services

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Hunger in Niger from the West Africa 2012 food crisis

“There are some times when the children hold me and say grandma, we need to eat. I don’t have anything. When the children say “I’m hungry, please give me some food,” my heart will be beating and I will be in trouble. Even when the rain starts falling, it will take another three months before the harvest. I have seven months in the darkness. I am afraid of the future.” - Mintou Gani, Niger

Credit: Nick Harrop, CAFOD

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