Living Planet: Lake Chad, conflict and climate change | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 16.01.2020
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Living Planet: Lake Chad, conflict and climate change

Desertification resulting from climate change in North East Nigeria has considerably shrunk bodies of water in the region. One of them — Lake Chad — is a central fishing area. To further complicate matters, fishing is nearly impossible in what is left of the lake because of Boko Haram's decade long insurgency. As fishermen try to settle in new areas, tensions have arisen.

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