The World Food Programme in Niger, the country worst-hit by the West Africa food crisis, has been forced to make an "agonising" decision to abandon plans to provide emergency food to families with children over the age of two.
Which one should come first? Human life or livestock? At least to some people here, saving livestock means saving their own life because without those livestock living would be as difficult or equal to death.
Tonight, after a fresh wave of flood-affected people came to the relief camps in Kot Mithan, those who had been there for the last two days were instructed to leave within an hour of the newcomers' arrival.
Mobile water tanks, first aid, boats and local volunteers have been put on high alert by Oxfam as the worst floods in living memory surge south. Local organisations supported by Oxfam in Sindh are mobilised and on standby.
The 2009 harvest in Niger produced less than a quarter of the country's annual needs. The period between harvests began in April this year, instead of June. Now half of all Nigeriens do not have enough food.
A few weeks ago the government identified a temporary relocation site for those most vulnerable to the rain in the settlement camps. Last week people began to be relocated there. The camp now houses five thousand people.