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One Meal a Day

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One Meal a Day

As Lake Chad vanishes, seven million people are on the brink of starvation

One Meal a Day:As Lake Chad vanishes, seven million people are on the brink of starvation

 

Not so long ago, Lake Chad was one of the largest bodies of water in Africa. The thick reeds and vital wetlands around its basin provided vast freshwater reserves, breeding grounds for fish, fertile soil for agriculture, and grasslands where farmers grazed their animals. In 1963, it spanned almost 10,000 square miles, an expanse roughly the size of Maryland.

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