Rising Seas Ruining Lives in Togo

Rising Seas Ruining Lives in Togo

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The african west coasts are undergoing much erosion. Keta, Ghana, is part of the Volta Delta Region, and some think the Volta dam prevents silt for depositing and leads to greater erosion. Captions and Photo source: ©© Beth Knittle

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Togo’s former capital city, Aneho, and dozens of surrounding villages, along with the main road that links the west African country to Benin, are likely to disappear from the map by 2038, local authorities and international experts say, if nothing is done to reverse the erosion that is currently eating away between six and 10 meters of coastal land each year.

Along with the lost beaches, tens of thousands people will lose homes and livelihoods, while the Togolese economy, which depends largely on fishing in these areas, is expected to suffer…

Read Full Article, IRIN

A Photo Gallery: “We Were Once Three Miles From the Sea” (01-03-2014)
Grain by grain, West Africa’s coasts are eroding away, the dry land sucked under the water by a destructive mix of natural erosion and human meddling… Nyani Quarmyne has poignantly photographed the impacts of climate change on people living on the Ghana coast…

Erosion and the Disappearance of Senegal’s coast, EuroNews (06-15-2015)

Coastal erosion displaces hundreds, Liberia; IRIN

Illegal Beach Sand Mining, Togo; a Youtube Video (07-17-2013)
Despite a recent law prohibiting sand mining on Togo’s beaches, illegal sand mining continue, unabated…

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