The Kanem region of Chad – and more broadly the southern Sahel – is increasingly affected by drought and the subsequent water stress. Maintaining an agrarian life in the region is a major challenge for communities, who must find ways to adapt to ever-changing conditions.
Photographer Ferhat Bouda went on an immersion trip to meet families in the Kanem region in order to document their daily lives. Increasing drought, the perpetual advance of the desert, the difficulty of cultivation and access to water, they have multiple problems and challenges to face.
Struck by the living conditions and daily struggles of the local communities, he testifies about their extreme precariousness: