Al Jazeera World - Senegal's Sinking Villages

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According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 200 million people will be displaced by 2050 due to shoreline erosion, coastal flooding and agricultural disruption. Doune Baba Dieye was once a vibrant fishing community on the Langue de Barbarie, a narrow, 30km peninsula that has protected the Senegalese port city of Saint-Louis from the Atlantic Ocean for centuries. The Langue de Barbarie has become a case study on how attempts to wield and manage the forces of nature can go disastrously wrong.

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