WHD 2013

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

 "Hope and Resilience", Photo Exhibit from all actors across the Sahel

While the people in the Sahel are highly resilient, ever more frequent crisis have undermined their coping capacities to manage shocks. 

The Photo Exhibition  "Hope and Resilience" advocates for a more integrated humanitarian and development response to emergencies that goes beyond immediate life-saving and help build peoples´ resilience. The 18 photos have been taken by different actors working in the Sahel

Mali refugees take part in a traditional sword dance in the Ferrerio camp on the Mali-Burkina Faso border. Even under the stressful conditions of living in a refugee camp, the group gathers to watch the dancers perform. CREDIT: CRS

  Seidou Sy Fame works long hours in the community garden to tend crops threatened by drought. The villagers living in Ganki are struggling to get by due to lack of rain and rising food prices. CREDIT: Intermon Oxfam

  Zenaib Daoud, age 25, lives in Kassira village in the Guéra region of Chad. She is pictured carrying home food from Oxfam´s distribution. Each family receives 34 kilos of maize, 4-5 kilos of beans, 2.25 litres of oil and 0.37 grams of salt. CREDIT: Intermon Oxfam

Participants in a Save the Children garden program at the Integrated health Centre in Aguie in the Tessaoua region of Niger. CREDIT: Nyani Quarmyne/Save the Children

Burkina Faso / Damba refugee camp / Sixty-two years old Raichatou rests in her shelter while her grandsons and thirty-years-old daughter play around. She left her village by foot in February with 13 members of her family. Raichatou now feels safe in Burkina Faso and do not want to return to Mali unless peace prevails again. CREDIT: UNHCR / H. Caux

 Beneficiary of Save the Children´s food security program. Zinder, Niger. Save the Children plans to reach 660,000 people in 2012, 10% of the affected population, with an integrated multi-sectoral response – with the aim of preventing and responding early to the food crisis. CREDIT:  Alberto Rojas/Save the Children

Soueba Garba and Abou Abdou listen as community outreach volunteer Karima Mani, 25, uses a flipbook to give them information about child nutrition during a home visit in the village of Moule Sofoua, Niger, March 22, 2012. Preventive interventions are being promoted to reduce the prevalence of malnutrition and build resiliency so that families are better positioned to withstand the burden of food and nutrition crisis now and in the future. Credit: UNICEF Niger/2012/Asselin

 Danaya Diarra is growing and selling vegetables from a WV vegetable garden.  Life was difficult, battling to provide for her family and now the food crisis is making matters worse. But life has improved since WV taught Diango vegetable production
CREDIT: Worldvision

Children are playing in the Mopti area beside a ECHO supported nutritional center. One of the extreme consequences of lost resilience and sliding into extreme poverty is malnutrition. In rural areas in the Sahel, chronic malnutrition easily reach 50% of the children, with irreversible consequences on their growth and development.  Credit ECHO/Claire Barrault

Poor farmers are watering their gardening with calabash. Improving access to small scale irrigation increases production at household level and diversify source of income. It increases resilience for the poorest. Credit ECHO/ Claire Barrault 

 Women returning home with bags of improved millet and green bean seeds at an FAO distribution center in Niger. Protecting and reconstructing capacities is one of the key activities to build resilience, ensuring continued food production.CREDIT: Issouf Sanogo/ FAO

Abalak, Niger- FAO provides emergency assistance to small herders affected by the crisis to protect surviving livestock thus securing their livelihood assets. This is the first step to safeguard and strengthen their resilience  CREDIT: Issouf Sanogo/ FAO

 Forty-year-old Zerga and her family have lived in Djabal refugee camp in Eastern Chad for the last six years. Her youngest son was born in the camp, but she hopes that one day they can go home to their native Darfur and she can show him where he comes from. CREDIT: Pierre Peron, OCHA

 This old woman is an internally displaced person in Koloma, a camp in Eastern Chad for people who fled violent attacks from the Sudanese Janjaweed militia. Like many other displaced people, she isn't just a victim or a beneficiary of assistance. To help her grand-daughter and her family survive, she spends her afternoons breaking rocks to make gravel, which sells at $3 a bag. CREDIT:Pierre Peron, OCHA

 A tree provides shelter from the beating sun during a meeting between UN staff and returnees in Borota, Eastern Chad. After a return to relative stability and peace in the area, people left the camps for internally displaced people to come home and rebuild their lives. This community now has less access to clean water, healthcare, and education than they did in the camps, but here they have their fields.  CREDIT: Pierre Peron, OCHA

A child waits with his bowl for millet outside the cereal bank in Niger. The millet is ground into porridge once daily, which is the only meal for most families in Tillaberi. Nevertheless, she has hope, goes to school and sees a future for herself CREDIT: Plan International

A teacher and students in a classroom, Tillabéri, Niger. Classrooms are quiet these days as many children have dropped out of school to help gather firewood and dung for fuel, or have simply migrated to other places in search of food. CREDIT: Plan International

 In Niger, WFP Food for Work projects are helping affected communities to build a hunger-free future. Under WFP’s Food for Work programme, food is provided to participants in community-based activities in order to build resilience against future droughts. CREDIT:WFP