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 A room breaks off intact onto the sand  in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Most homes on the waterfront have been destroyed as the crashing waves  take more of the sand that buoys the foundations

A room breaks off intact onto the sand in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Most homes on the waterfront have been destroyed as the crashing waves take more of the sand that buoys the foundations

 Fatou Ngueye sits in the remains of her living room with 5 of her children. They-along with her husband- have been sleeping on the floor at a neighbors home for over a year.

Fatou Ngueye sits in the remains of her living room with 5 of her children. They-along with her husband- have been sleeping on the floor at a neighbors home for over a year.

 A grandmother sits between two tents in Khar Yalla Camp, where most people who've lost their homes were relocated by the government. Up to 14 people can live in each tent, which gets very hot during the day.

A grandmother sits between two tents in Khar Yalla Camp, where most people who've lost their homes were relocated by the government. Up to 14 people can live in each tent, which gets very hot during the day.

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 The arid area where the fishermen and their families have been relocated-named  Khar Yalla camp- is not connected to sufficient water lines.  Here, residents collect water from a single tap.

The arid area where the fishermen and their families have been relocated-named Khar Yalla camp- is not connected to sufficient water lines.

Here, residents collect water from a single tap.

 The  cemetery, where most residents have buried  at least one relative, is also flooding.  Saint Louis, Senegal

The cemetery, where most residents have buried at least one relative, is also flooding.

Saint Louis, Senegal

 The Senegalese government has started to keep track of the crumbling properties on the Saint Louis coast with a series of personalized numbers. When the families ask for relocation assistance they are identified by these numbers.     Saint Louis, Senegal

The Senegalese government has started to keep track of the crumbling properties on the Saint Louis coast with a series of personalized numbers. When the families ask for relocation assistance they are identified by these numbers.

Saint Louis, Senegal

 Families who lost their home due to the coastal erosion in Saint Louis, have been relocated to this tent area provided by the French government. Pictured here, Adama Tall, with her mother and son who has severe bronchial problems. The air in the tent gets very hot which adds to his medical issues and needs for medications after moving to Khar Yalla tent camp.

Families who lost their home due to the coastal erosion in Saint Louis, have been relocated to this tent area provided by the French government. Pictured here, Adama Tall, with her mother and son who has severe bronchial problems. The air in the tent gets very hot which adds to his medical issues and needs for medications after moving to Khar Yalla tent camp.

 A fisherman sits under a boat for shade and quiet. He lives in a single room with 9 other people after losing his home to the erosion

A fisherman sits under a boat for shade and quiet. He lives in a single room with 9 other people after losing his home to the erosion

 Babacar Diop, 42, still lives in the remains of his house though the front rooms have fallen down. He prefers to stay here even with the danger as it is the only home he’s ever known.

Babacar Diop, 42, still lives in the remains of his house though the front rooms have fallen down. He prefers to stay here even with the danger as it is the only home he’s ever known.

 A child plays on the ruins left by the ocean surge.  Saint Louis, Senegal

A child plays on the ruins left by the ocean surge.

Saint Louis, Senegal

 A water-logged  boat

A water-logged boat

 Moored fishing boats  Saint Louis, Senegal

Moored fishing boats

Saint Louis, Senegal

 Doun Baba Dieye was a village of fishermen, farmers and cattle people, south of Saint-Louis. Here- due to the channel that Senegalese authorities dug- the floodwaters swelled to the point that villagers were forced  abandon their homes, moving inland. Pictured here, the former center of town now taken over by cormorant birds.

Doun Baba Dieye was a village of fishermen, farmers and cattle people, south of Saint-Louis. Here- due to the channel that Senegalese authorities dug- the floodwaters swelled to the point that villagers were forced abandon their homes, moving inland. Pictured here, the former center of town now taken over by cormorant birds.

 An abandoned school in Doun Baba Dièye, Senegal. The area was completely submerged in 2009, so residents were forced to move inland

An abandoned school in Doun Baba Dièye, Senegal. The area was completely submerged in 2009, so residents were forced to move inland

 Baye Niang comes from many generations of fishermen. He himself fished for nearly 20 years though now his nephew captains the boat. The major difference he recounts is that instead of going out for a single day to find fish, now it takes closer to one week -with the boat going the much further 200 km - before they can find a worthy catch.

Baye Niang comes from many generations of fishermen. He himself fished for nearly 20 years though now his nephew captains the boat. The major difference he recounts is that instead of going out for a single day to find fish, now it takes closer to one week -with the boat going the much further 200 km - before they can find a worthy catch.

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 Residents of Doun Baba Dieye, a village that is now completely submerged due to rising waters. The entire village moved inland in 2009.

Residents of Doun Baba Dieye, a village that is now completely submerged due to rising waters. The entire village moved inland in 2009.

 Mari Taw, 58 years old. She has 8 children, and lost her family home in 2016.The most difficult aspect of living in the tent city for her, is the flooding that occurs as she continually loses what few items she has left as the arid land where Khar Yalla camp was set doesn’t absorb the rain water.

Mari Taw, 58 years old. She has 8 children, and lost her family home in 2016.The most difficult aspect of living in the tent city for her, is the flooding that occurs as she continually loses what few items she has left as the arid land where Khar Yalla camp was set doesn’t absorb the rain water.

Writeup_when the water comes.jpg
 A room breaks off intact onto the sand  in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Most homes on the waterfront have been destroyed as the crashing waves  take more of the sand that buoys the foundations
 Fatou Ngueye sits in the remains of her living room with 5 of her children. They-along with her husband- have been sleeping on the floor at a neighbors home for over a year.
 A grandmother sits between two tents in Khar Yalla Camp, where most people who've lost their homes were relocated by the government. Up to 14 people can live in each tent, which gets very hot during the day.
CoastalErosion_IMG_3796.jpg
 The arid area where the fishermen and their families have been relocated-named  Khar Yalla camp- is not connected to sufficient water lines.  Here, residents collect water from a single tap.
 The  cemetery, where most residents have buried  at least one relative, is also flooding.  Saint Louis, Senegal
 The Senegalese government has started to keep track of the crumbling properties on the Saint Louis coast with a series of personalized numbers. When the families ask for relocation assistance they are identified by these numbers.     Saint Louis, Senegal
 Families who lost their home due to the coastal erosion in Saint Louis, have been relocated to this tent area provided by the French government. Pictured here, Adama Tall, with her mother and son who has severe bronchial problems. The air in the tent gets very hot which adds to his medical issues and needs for medications after moving to Khar Yalla tent camp.
 A fisherman sits under a boat for shade and quiet. He lives in a single room with 9 other people after losing his home to the erosion
 Babacar Diop, 42, still lives in the remains of his house though the front rooms have fallen down. He prefers to stay here even with the danger as it is the only home he’s ever known.
 A child plays on the ruins left by the ocean surge.  Saint Louis, Senegal
 A water-logged  boat
 Moored fishing boats  Saint Louis, Senegal
 Doun Baba Dieye was a village of fishermen, farmers and cattle people, south of Saint-Louis. Here- due to the channel that Senegalese authorities dug- the floodwaters swelled to the point that villagers were forced  abandon their homes, moving inland. Pictured here, the former center of town now taken over by cormorant birds.
 An abandoned school in Doun Baba Dièye, Senegal. The area was completely submerged in 2009, so residents were forced to move inland
 Baye Niang comes from many generations of fishermen. He himself fished for nearly 20 years though now his nephew captains the boat. The major difference he recounts is that instead of going out for a single day to find fish, now it takes closer to one week -with the boat going the much further 200 km - before they can find a worthy catch.
CoastalErosion_IMG_3606.jpg
 Residents of Doun Baba Dieye, a village that is now completely submerged due to rising waters. The entire village moved inland in 2009.
 Mari Taw, 58 years old. She has 8 children, and lost her family home in 2016.The most difficult aspect of living in the tent city for her, is the flooding that occurs as she continually loses what few items she has left as the arid land where Khar Yalla camp was set doesn’t absorb the rain water.

A room breaks off intact onto the sand in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Most homes on the waterfront have been destroyed as the crashing waves take more of the sand that buoys the foundations

Fatou Ngueye sits in the remains of her living room with 5 of her children. They-along with her husband- have been sleeping on the floor at a neighbors home for over a year.

A grandmother sits between two tents in Khar Yalla Camp, where most people who've lost their homes were relocated by the government. Up to 14 people can live in each tent, which gets very hot during the day.

The arid area where the fishermen and their families have been relocated-named Khar Yalla camp- is not connected to sufficient water lines.

Here, residents collect water from a single tap.

The cemetery, where most residents have buried at least one relative, is also flooding.

Saint Louis, Senegal

The Senegalese government has started to keep track of the crumbling properties on the Saint Louis coast with a series of personalized numbers. When the families ask for relocation assistance they are identified by these numbers.

Saint Louis, Senegal

Families who lost their home due to the coastal erosion in Saint Louis, have been relocated to this tent area provided by the French government. Pictured here, Adama Tall, with her mother and son who has severe bronchial problems. The air in the tent gets very hot which adds to his medical issues and needs for medications after moving to Khar Yalla tent camp.

A fisherman sits under a boat for shade and quiet. He lives in a single room with 9 other people after losing his home to the erosion

Babacar Diop, 42, still lives in the remains of his house though the front rooms have fallen down. He prefers to stay here even with the danger as it is the only home he’s ever known.

A child plays on the ruins left by the ocean surge.

Saint Louis, Senegal

A water-logged boat

Moored fishing boats

Saint Louis, Senegal

Doun Baba Dieye was a village of fishermen, farmers and cattle people, south of Saint-Louis. Here- due to the channel that Senegalese authorities dug- the floodwaters swelled to the point that villagers were forced abandon their homes, moving inland. Pictured here, the former center of town now taken over by cormorant birds.

An abandoned school in Doun Baba Dièye, Senegal. The area was completely submerged in 2009, so residents were forced to move inland

Baye Niang comes from many generations of fishermen. He himself fished for nearly 20 years though now his nephew captains the boat. The major difference he recounts is that instead of going out for a single day to find fish, now it takes closer to one week -with the boat going the much further 200 km - before they can find a worthy catch.

Residents of Doun Baba Dieye, a village that is now completely submerged due to rising waters. The entire village moved inland in 2009.

Mari Taw, 58 years old. She has 8 children, and lost her family home in 2016.The most difficult aspect of living in the tent city for her, is the flooding that occurs as she continually loses what few items she has left as the arid land where Khar Yalla camp was set doesn’t absorb the rain water.

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