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FEATURE-Global-warming ground zero: Chad grapples with climate damage

Leila Ousmane and her 10-year-old daughter walk in disbelief atop the crumbling bricks that, until a few days earlier, formed the walls of their family home.

Heavy rains and floods in late September ravaged the Dosseye refugee camp where they live, toppling their house of mud bricks and wooden stumps into rubble.

"We went to live with my neighbour," said Ousmane. "But last night, the storm made their house collapse too."

Chad, a country already beset by economic and humanitarian crises, faces another looming disaster: climate change.

photo credit: Rod Waddington

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