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On The Edge by ActionAid on Exposure
Not what you expect to hear along the beaches, rivers, islands and inlets of the West African coast. It’s far from the southern fringes of the Sahara desert where devastating droughts are common. The palm-fringed coast, a destination for package beach holidays in The Gambia and Senegal, looks green and luxuriant but communities here were among the first to feel the impacts of climate change. 72 year old Bineta Fall compares her life now with how it used to be in her childhood: “This is a recent problem, it wasn’t here when we were young because we were harvesting a lot of rice and it lasted all year to the next rainy season.”