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documentary filmmaker and former ARD correspondent Thomas Aders has attended with his Team the world climate conference in 2017 in Bonn, in consequence of it led to his Research for the German-French channel Arte in the Sahel region, after Indonesia and Russia. The 60-minute Film “climate-curse, and climate escape” has just been shown at the climate conference in Katowice, Poland. In the Arte library, he is up to 11. To see February.

Isa Ngolda value attaches to the fact that her first name is not pronounced with a soft but with a sharp s. We are happy about this correction, so we are happy about any sign of self-assertion and courage. Because the people here are in one of the countless refugee camps in the North of Cameroon bordering Nigeria of the little.

Together with her husband and four children, Isa Ngolda lives in a Plastic bin, near the city of Maroua in the North of the country. Here, hut after hut, shade is scarce. Isa Ngolda carrying her youngest child on her lap, while she tells of the escape of the family from Nigeria. One day it had become just too much, says Ngolda. As the relentless weather: higher temperatures was the constant threat of the terrorist militia Boko Haram, that is less and less rain. The small field of the family, on the cultivation of millet and onions, had dried up from year to year. At some point, the only escape seemed possible for the home to exit to the South.

The family Ngolda

The fate of this family coincides with the same two analyses that were recently published by migration experts. That the changing climate for humans is virtually never the sole reason to leave your home. Almost always, impoverishment, illness, unemployment, oppression, or terrorism. And, secondly, that the escape routes are not always only in the direction of the North, but there, where life seems a little better, where a family can survive, where more rain falls. From the Sahel of view, the way this climate leads to refugees in the direction of the Equator, where there is significantly more rainfall.

of The lake Chad and the surrounding countries in TIME ONLINE

At the time of their escape have made the 41-year-old Isa, and her 60-year-old husband Matapa is a vital decision. Here at Camp there is plenty of drinking water and every month with a Sack full of flour and Oil, salt, and milk powder for the Little ones.

Nevertheless, the question of what should be. Matapa looks dumb in front of you, his body seems weak. In the long term, it is here, in the vicinity of the provincial town of Maroua not much better than in the home. The family does not want to vegetate in front, without any perspective, at 45 degrees in the shade and more than 60 degrees in the relentless sun. “If we want to grow, not enough water,” says Isa Ngolda and shakes his head. “People go away in the South, there is something to grow and to search for food.”