The hunger crisis is devastating families across the Sahel, and our emergency response work is crucial to averting famine here. But so are long-term solutions that help people withstand the cycles of drought and hunger that plague this region.
In communities where Mercy Corps has been working for years, you can see the impact in thriving vegetable gardens, brimming wells, healthier livestock and smiling faces. As these images show, Niger is a vibrant, resilient country.
Originally published on The Huffington Post, June 26, 2012.