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Great green wall of Africa: Is this the next wonder of the world

Africa’s  Sahara Desert is growing. In 2018 it was found that the  Sahara, the biggest desert in the world after Antarctica and the  Arctic, had increased in size by 10 per cent over the last century.

This expansion is due to a combination of man-made  climate change and natural climate cycles, with most of the change happening along the northern and southern edges of the desert.

The green wall initiative

Desertification is a major problem around the world, not least in the  Sahel region (which runs from the southern belt of the Sahara to the Sudanian  savanna below) where some of the world’s poorest communities reside.

Despite the Global North being the most significant contributors to  green house gas emissions and  global warming, it is people like those living in the Sahel who are paying the price.

The  Sahel community are on the frontlines of the climate crisis, dealing with persistent  droughts, famines, and rapidly depleting natural resources on an ongoing basis. As a result, millions of people across the region, from Senegal to Djibouti.

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