How Climate Change Plunges Senegal's Herders Into Poverty

"If there was good rain, all of our problems would be solved," says Saidou. This isn't looking likely: in the Sahel, the gaps between the hardship years are getting smaller and weather conditions are becoming more extreme, writes IRIN.

Donkeys drink from the borehole in the town of Ranerou, which hosts thousands of herders and their livestock during the dry season.

Photo: IRIN

A map of Senegal.

Saidou Harouna Ba, a herder from Senegal’s northern Podor County, lost half his herd during this year’s seasonal migration.

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