As the people wielding political and economic power continue to argue about whether or not climate change is man’s doing; or is it undoing? People and biodiversity on the ground continue to suffer. Africa is home to the biggest desert in the world, the Sahara desert. It covers a good chunk of North Africa from the west coast in Senegal to the east coast of Egypt.
The Sahara desert region is one of the less populated regions in Africa with the few people living in the desert experiencing severe water shortage and lack of enough food. Though there is a comparatively large population of people living in the Sahel belt. A semi-arid belt just below the Sahara stretching from Senegal in the west to Sudan in the east.
The Sahel belt has been classified as one of the poorest places on earth. It is also experiencing rapidly growing populations, something that is putting a stretch on the area’s semi-arid conditions with its limited food and water supply.
In 2017, the area experienced one of the most severe droughts in history leading to over five million people across six …read more