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Following the food crises Niger experienced in 2005, 2010 and 2012, Oxfam decided to focus on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in its humanitarian operations in Niger. One component of this strategy is to strengthen the capacity of local organizations to prevent and manage crises and disasters. This is done by educating communities to monitor their vulnerability to food insecurity, malnutrition and other disasters in order to be able to warn, respond and provide early response. This approach aims to enable people to prepare better for recurring shocks through the collection and use of early warning information and self-analysis of their capabilities and vulnerabilities.

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