Factsheet – Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel
Climate and disaster risks
This factsheet provides an overview of the report ‘Water Shocks: Wetlands and Human Migration in the Sahel‘. The Water Shocks report calls attention to the worsening condition of wetlands in the Sahel and explains how this decline is undermining human well-being and compelling people to migrate, including to Europe.
This factsheet summarises the key findings of the report, as well as the case studies from the Senegal River and Delta, the Inner Niger Delta, Lake Chad and the Lorian Swamp. Finally, there is an overview of the economic cost of losing the Sahelian wetlands.