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Maintaining wells as drought takes its toll

Niger, May 10, 2012

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Photo Credit: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

In Niger, cycles of drought and hunger are a harsh reality. Here, a family works on a well that Mercy Corps helped them rebuild. It provides not only drinking water but irrigation for their community garden — a project that our teams spearheaded after a food crisis in 2010, and is proving life-saving as hunger again threatens millions.

Mercy Corps is responding to urgent needs by also providing cash distribution and supporting nutritional screening centers that help malnourished children receive assistance.

Learn more about our work helping families survive this worsening food crisis.