West Africa’s Coast Hit By 13,000 Deaths, And Losing Over $3.8 Billion A Year To Erosion, Flooding and Pollution

Environmental degradation in the coastal areas of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Togo cost 5.3% of the four countries’ GDP in 2017. In Bargny, Senegal, in the last couple of decades, the water eroded more than 200 meters of coast.