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The Gathering Storm: Creeping Deserts

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In West Africa, the Sahara desert is growing by thousands of square kilometres a year and the search for water for people and their animals becomes ever more desperate. When I was young it was easy to get water, but not these days, said Alioune Modhi, a Mauritanian nomad. Sometimes I dig 12 wells and still dont find water. Its our biggest problem. 

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Produced by: IRIN
Year: 2008
Language: English

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