Reference : V-P-ML-E-00648
Date : 01/06/2021
Country/Region : MALI
Caption : Timbuktu region, Bintagoungou. This school was abandoned because of climate change.
Photographer : SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Bintagoungou's mayor is deeply concerned about the situation, as he explained it to an ICRC team : "A force stronger than us came and changed everything: climate change. This school was abandoned because of violent winds and soil erosion. It's a catastrophe for the 400 children who used to go to this school and who are now left behind. Without an education, they are particularly vulnerable to bandits and armed groups".
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5299x3533
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour