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Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel

fighting climate disaster by building dams
Eritrea belongs to the semi arid and arid region of Africa. It’s recent campaign on food and water security through building hundreds of dams and micro-dams finally enables the country to look forward towards a sustainable environmental development programs

By Thomas C. Mountain,

For over 30 years the great Sahel Desert region in Africa has been a harbinger of the coming climate disaster our planet is facing and surviving such has become a national priority here in Eritrea on the eastern end of the Sahel.

Remember Michael Jackson and the great Ethiopian drought and famine of the early 1980’s? That was just the beginning. In 2003 and 2004 we here in Eritrea next door to Ethiopia suffered the first two year drought in history, followed in 2008 and 2009 by another back to back drought. Including the failure of the rains in 2013 Eritrea suffered 5 years of drought in a single decade.  Continue reading Surviving Climate Disaster in Africa’s Sahel