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Food crisis in the Sahel

20/06/2012 - The ARTE Reportage team travelled to Burkina Faso, a country in the Sahel region threatened by a serious food crisis. In the province of Diapaga, East of Burkina Faso, ECHO is supporting a "Cash for Work" project implemented by French NGO Action Contre la Faim. Nearly 1200 people receive money that allows them to buy food in local markets, in exchange for the construction of embankment that will retain water on the rice fields for the next harvest. In addition to helping the most vulnerable families to feed themselves, this project supports the local economy and, on the longer term, reduces the effects of a potential future drought.

De Marc Dana et Emmanuel Charieras -- ARTE GEIE / France Italie M├ędia -- ARTE GEIE -- France 2012.