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Desert swallows livelihoods as climate shocks continue in northeast Nigeria

Toshia, Nigeria – In a remote corner of Nigeria’s northeastern state of Yobe, lie communities surrounded by vast sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see. In recent years, the desert has been coming closer to these communities, a development that continues to affect the lives of people there.
Toshia town in Yunusari local government area, close to the border with Niger, is one such community. Rides to the town involve old, crowded four-wheel drive vehicles, with passengers squeezed into every available space – including the rooftop, bouncing around as the vehicle navigates the soft sand.



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  • johnte ndeto

    5 w

    Urgent action is needed to address the root causes of desertification and support affected populations in building resilience to climate change.

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  • Ms Konner

    11 w

    Live Action Trailer Streaming in process of any 📈 destruction at its best

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    • Esther Wanjiku

      11 w

      This is very disappointing

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      • winnie nguru

        11 w

        This is a wake up call to us all and the governments involved

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        • George Kariuki

          11 w

          We must act with urgency and compassion to build a more just and sustainable future for all.

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          • walter lungayi

            11 w

            It's heartbreaking to see the impact of climate change on communities in northeast Nigeria, where the desert is swallowing up livelihoods. Urgent action is needed to address the root causes of these climate shocks and support those affected.

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            • Gorffly mokua

              11 w

              Heartbreaking. The persistent climate shocks in northeast Nigeria, turning once fertile land into desert, not only threatens the environment but also jeopardizes livelihoods.

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              • Gorffly mokua

                11 w

                Agree! By now safety measures should be in place.

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                • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                  11 w

                  This report highlights the impactful and ongoing climate shocks in northeast Nigeria, particularly the encroachment of the desert into communities, exemplified by Toshia town. The vivid description of the challenges faced by these communities, including the struggle for livelihoods amid the advancing desert, underscores the immediate and tangible consequences of climate change on vulnerable regions. Such narratives emphasize the urgency of global efforts to combat climate change, recognizing its direct impact on people's lives and well-being. Addressing these challenges is crucial in building climate resilience and ensuring sustainable futures for communities affected by environmental changes.

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                  • Princess

                    11 w

                    The persistent climate shocks in northeast Nigeria are devastating

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                    • Gorffly mokua

                      11 w

                      @princess_nel_268 And this might persist if urgent measures are not taken!

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                    • CHRIS NGATIA

                      11 w

                      This is really terrifying .. Our planet is at risk

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        11 w

                        @chris_ngatia We must take action no option left!

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                      • Saustine Lusanzu

                        11 w

                        This is actually stressful, we don't have planet B let's act immediate,

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                        • Gorffly mokua

                          11 w

                          @saustine_lusanzu Unfortunately some people don't understand that!

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          11 w

                          This is a alarming, the government of Nigeria must take the necessary steps to save the people by creating mitigation strategies.

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                          • Ann Nyambura

                            2 w

                            @joseph_githinji urgent action is indeed needed

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