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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement helped across the Sahel region of west Africa.
More than one million people were affected by flooding in 17 countries - but in particular Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso.
We launched an appeal in 2006 to help people across Africa survive when drought and inflated prices left them without enough food.
Alwilayat has already lost two daughters under the age of five and is facing a daunting struggle to feed her two sons.
Thanks to a Red Cross gardening project, Djenaba is confident she’ll be able to send her two-year-old daughter Malika to school this autumn.
Habsatou is president of the Sandari vegetable garden group. Thanks to the Red Cross, she and her friends are now able to grow aubergines, cabbages, onions, lettuces and okra.
Hadjatou cradles her six-month-old son after learning from a Red Cross nurse that her baby is acutely malnourished.
Oroukia Boulo and her husband have seven children. Instead of being able to fill their three granaries after harvesting their cereal crops this year, they couldn’t even fill one.
As Ouilimatou lies, listless, in his grandmother’s lap he does not look like a child who is nearly two years old.
Usually Sorhow's family grows enough millet and sorghum to feed themselves, but inadequate rainfall caused their last harvest to fail.
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British Red Cross, UK Office, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL Phone: 0844 871 11 11. Fax: 020 7562 2000.
The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738)
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