High temperatures and recurrent droughts are causing Lake Chad to dry up. At the current rate of decline, it could disappear within twenty years. A terrifying prospect for fishermen in the region.
African ranchers are forced to seek new pastures after traditional grazing lands have dried up, putting them on a collision course with local farmers. In some areas, lands previously herded are being used for farming.
Experts say Lake Chad could disappear this century. With water and vegetation retreating fast, communities around the lake are coming under pressure – and into conflict.
Over a hundred million people are facing food insecurity with some on the brink of famine, says Daniel Gustafson, deputy director of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Helping people feed themselves is key.
Tourism is minimal in Chad, one of Africa's poorest countries. Two areas have recently been designated UNESCO World Heritage sites. We ask desert researcher Stefan Kröpelin how that status can benefit Chad.
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