Creeping Desert| 2mins
Director: IRIN | Producer: IRIN
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: Kenya
In West Africa, the Sahara desert is growing by thousands of square kilometers a year and the search for water for people and their animals becomes ever more desperate. â€œWhen I was young it was easy to get water, but not these days,â€ said Alioune Modhi, a Mauritanian nomad. â€œSometimes I dig 12 wells and still donâ€™t find water. Itâ€™s our biggest problem.â€ As the Poznan Climate Change conference enters its final days, IRIN, with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) launched eight short videos exploring the human cost of climate change in Africa.