Living with chronic water shortages

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  • Created on: 08-04-14 14:30

The Sahel:

The Sahel is South of the Sahara desert in Africa. It is a band that runs across central northern Africa. It covers countires such as Mauritania in the west, Chad and Ethiopia in the East. It goes between the Atlantic ocean and the Indian ocean.

  • Semi arid
  • Variable rainfall 10 - 50cm/mm
  • Prolonged droughts - dry and barren - 30 years
  • Used to be wetter
  • Land destroyed for agriculture
  • 1968 stopped raining

Causes of desertification:


Drought - low rainfall since 1968

Soils become dry and there is no…


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