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Nigeria: eroded earth swallows up homes

A collapsed drain built by the Nigerian government in 1983 to control the floods. Ugochi Anyaka - Panos London

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Life is precarious in for people in the Amucha community in Southern Nigeria. Homes and farmland have collapsed into massive gullies in the earth. Soil experts say this erosion is getting worse – caused by deforestation and increasingly unpredictable weather. Ugochi Anyaka travelled to the region to see the problem and hear some possible solutions.

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Severe soil erosion made worse by flooding has destroyed homes and farmland in Amucha, Southern Nigeria.

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05/17/2011

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