Drought and Desertification:

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					Drought and Desertification:
Location:
Label: the Sahara Desert; The Sahel.

      Yatenga is a drought hit
      region in the ………….. of
      Burkina Faso. It is part of
      the Sahel semi-desert
      lying …………. of the true
      Sahara Desert.


Causes:
The drought was caused partly by natural climate change and partly by poor
farming practices. Together these made the land turn into desert. This is
called desertification.
Use the diagram sheet and add notes to explain what causes desertification.

Effects:
Harvests fail   Aid Needed        Live Aid /      Illiteracy :   Poorest in
                                  Live 8          poor           countryside
                                                  schooling
Poorest         Women have        People go       Cities can’t   Animals die
region on       least.            Hungry          cope
earth
Refugees        Ancient           Plants wither   Animals        Emergency
move to         lifestyle lost    in drought      overgraze.     appeals
cities

STARVATION                       Make three spider diagrams showing
                                 some of the effects of drought for
 MIGRATION
                                 Burkina Faso.
POVERTY

Solutions: Mix and Match these phrases.
Dig wells                           Not big high technology dams schemes.
Make stone lines                    So they don’t migrate to the cities.
Appropriate Aid                     To supply fresh water from underground
Support people in rural areas       To trap water and stop soil erosion.

				
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