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Children fall ill as hunger persists

08/20/2012 | Lilly Peel

In Kaidia’s latest blog she tells us that children are the worst affected by the hungry season. Malnutrition means they are more susceptible to illnesses, such as relapses of malaria, and are unable to work in the fields to sow the next season’s crops.

‘To tell you the truth we are starving’

08/15/2012 | Lilly Peel

For almost a year we have been following the life of Kaidia Samaké who lives in the village of Gwelekoro in Mali. With a food crisis currently sweeping the Sahel, Kaidia’s blogs trace how the annual ‘hungry season’ intensified, pushing her family and other villagers to the brink of starvation.

Kenya: saving for a dry day

04/25/2011 | Winnie Onyimbo

In Kenya’s Eastern Province, severe droughts mean many farmers are reduced to living on food aid. But a savings club is helping households to grow drought-resistant crops, giving them a fighting chance during the hard times brought on by changes in the climate.

Living with poverty, coping with shame

10/14/2008 | Panos London

Vivid and powerful personal testimonies deepen our understanding of poverty and motivate us to push for change, says Olivia Bennett.

Ensuring a food secure future

02/01/2007 | Panos London

Why the media have a crucial role in highlighting food security – and not just in times of crisis.

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