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 A portion of a house breaks off onto the sand in Saint-Louis, Senegal.  Homes on the waterfront have been destroyed by the rising tide.

A portion of a house breaks off onto the sand in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Homes on the waterfront have been destroyed by the rising tide.

 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

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 Mari Taw, 58 years old. She has 8 children, 5 of whom are fishermen.  The most difficult aspect of living in the tent city for her, is the flooding that occurs as the tents are set on arid land that doesn’t absorb the rain water.  Khar Yalla  Senegal

Mari Taw, 58 years old. She has 8 children, 5 of whom are fishermen. The most difficult aspect of living in the tent city for her, is the flooding that occurs as the tents are set on arid land that doesn’t absorb the rain water.

Khar Yalla

Senegal

 The arid area where the fishermen and their families have been relocated, is not connected to any water lines.   Here, residents collect water that is brought in via carted mule.

The arid area where the fishermen and their families have been relocated, is not connected to any water lines.

Here, residents collect water that is brought in via carted mule.

 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

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 Saint-Louis, Senegal

Saint-Louis, Senegal

 The local cemetery which has stood for more than 100 years, is also flooding.  Saint Louis, Senegal

The local cemetery which has stood for more than 100 years, is also flooding.

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. Up to 3 separate families can live in one tent.  Khar Yalla (Tent City)  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. Up to 3 separate families can live in one tent.

Khar Yalla (Tent City)

Senegal

 Destroyed ocean-front properties in Saint Louis. Most have been passed down through generations.

Destroyed ocean-front properties in Saint Louis. Most have been passed down through generations.

 Children walk on the beach near a school that is now defunct due to the encroaching water

Children walk on the beach near a school that is now defunct due to the encroaching water

 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 to move inland abandoning their homes. Pictured here, the former center of town.

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 to move inland abandoning their homes. Pictured here, the former center of town.

 The adjoining house was washed away by the sea, so of course their neighbor took them in. This room now sleeps 10 people every night.

The adjoining house was washed away by the sea, so of course their neighbor took them in. This room now sleeps 10 people every night.

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 Baye Niang comes from many generations of fishermen. He himself fished for nearly 40 years though now his son 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 20 km out- before they can find a catch.

Baye Niang comes from many generations of fishermen. He himself fished for nearly 40 years though now his son 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 20 km out- before they can find a catch.

 The remains of a house in Saint-Louis, Senegal

The remains of a house in Saint-Louis, Senegal

 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.

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 A portion of a house breaks off onto the sand in Saint-Louis, Senegal.  Homes on the waterfront have been destroyed by the rising tide.
 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
CoastalErosion_IMG_3486.jpg
 Mari Taw, 58 years old. She has 8 children, 5 of whom are fishermen.  The most difficult aspect of living in the tent city for her, is the flooding that occurs as the tents are set on arid land that doesn’t absorb the rain water.  Khar Yalla  Senegal
 The arid area where the fishermen and their families have been relocated, is not connected to any water lines.   Here, residents collect water that is brought in via carted mule.
 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
CoastalErosion_IMG_4217.jpg
 Saint-Louis, Senegal
 The local cemetery which has stood for more than 100 years, is also flooding.  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. Up to 3 separate families can live in one tent.  Khar Yalla (Tent City)  Senegal
 Destroyed ocean-front properties in Saint Louis. Most have been passed down through generations.
 Children walk on the beach near a school that is now defunct due to the encroaching water
 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 to move inland abandoning their homes. Pictured here, the former center of town.
 The adjoining house was washed away by the sea, so of course their neighbor took them in. This room now sleeps 10 people every night.
CoastalErosion_IMG_3796.jpg
 Baye Niang comes from many generations of fishermen. He himself fished for nearly 40 years though now his son 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 20 km out- before they can find a catch.
 The remains of a house in Saint-Louis, Senegal
 Residents of Doun Baba Dieye, a village that is now completely submerged due to rising waters. The entire village moved inland in 2009.

A portion of a house breaks off onto the sand in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Homes on the waterfront have been destroyed by the rising tide.

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

Mari Taw, 58 years old. She has 8 children, 5 of whom are fishermen. The most difficult aspect of living in the tent city for her, is the flooding that occurs as the tents are set on arid land that doesn’t absorb the rain water.

Khar Yalla

Senegal

The arid area where the fishermen and their families have been relocated, is not connected to any water lines.

Here, residents collect water that is brought in via carted mule.

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

Saint-Louis, Senegal

The local cemetery which has stood for more than 100 years, is also flooding.

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. Up to 3 separate families can live in one tent.

Khar Yalla (Tent City)

Senegal

Destroyed ocean-front properties in Saint Louis. Most have been passed down through generations.

Children walk on the beach near a school that is now defunct due to the encroaching water

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 to move inland abandoning their homes. Pictured here, the former center of town.

The adjoining house was washed away by the sea, so of course their neighbor took them in. This room now sleeps 10 people every night.

Baye Niang comes from many generations of fishermen. He himself fished for nearly 40 years though now his son 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 20 km out- before they can find a catch.

The remains of a house in Saint-Louis, Senegal

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

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