lake chad basin crisis: chad: JHahn_LakeChadBasin_57

A man washes his face with well water outside of Taal Village, Chad. For 30 years the people of Taal have watched the desert push into their village. Many have had to rebuild their homes after they were destroyed by the sand. Elders recalled that over 80 years ago the lake was only 2km away from Taal, but now it lies over 10km away.

A man washes his face with well water outside of Taal Village, Chad. For 30 years the people of Taal have watched the desert push into their village. Many have had to rebuild their homes after they were destroyed by the sand. Elders recalled that over 80 years ago the lake was only 2km away from Taal, but now it lies over 10km away.