Beyond Any Drought

Commissioned by the Sahel Working Group — a network of high-profile international agencies including Oxfam, the British Red Cross, CARE International, Save the Children, and Action Against Hunger — this report examines how vulnerability is understood and addressed in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Concerned that the specifics of the 2005 food crisis have obscured its persistent underlying causes, this report calls for smarter assistance if cyclical emergencies are to be overcome in the Sahel.