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Desert swallows livelihoods as climate shocks continue in northeast Nigeria

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/1/5/desert-swallows-livelihoods-as-climate-shocks-continue-in-northeast-nigeria




More communities on the fringes of the Sahara desert say they are losing their farmlands and homes.
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 commun
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ities, 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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  • Kevin

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    Mitigation of the devastating effects of climate change is a matter of urgency and needs to happen real soon

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    • walter lungayi

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      The impact of climate shocks on livelihoods in northeast Nigeria is devastating. It's crucial to address the challenges faced by communities in this region and work towards sustainable solutions.

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      • Princess

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        Urgent attention is needed to address the challenges faced by the communities affected and to develop resilient solutions to mitigate further damage.

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        • johnte ndeto

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          Climate disasters are real and any measures that could help mitigate the same should be enacted

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