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Around 70,000 refugees have been resettled in the Sahel, in Minawao, Cameroon since 2014. It is a region known for its harsh, arid conditions, now exacerbated by climate change. They have fled the violence of the Islamist terrorist group "Boko Haram" in neighboring Nigeria. The influx of newcomers increased deforestation and accelerated desertification causing wood prices to soar. As a result of the growing environmental crisis, in 2018 the UNHCR and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) launched an ambitious reforestation program to be carried out by refugees in Minawao, Cameroon. Refugees have turned a once arid and barren desert into...

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