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Photographer: Sam Spickett
Organization: Commissioned by: Oxfam India
Title: Woman and Children in Emergencies
Location: India

Rajasthan: As a result of regular drought conditions in Sawaris, in the Thar desert, Sanjani and her family are often forced in to the distressed selling of livestock as a means of survival. All of her grown up children have migrated for livelihood opportunities, often involved in precarious industries like mining and factories.

Intervention by local partner Ngo's and Oxfam India has helped in the rehabilitation of their land to beable to support drought resistant crops like date palm and fodder for livestock; with the construction of a rain water harvesting structure this has helped to increase their water security significantly.

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